County Attorney Vince Ryan Appoints Bobbie K. Risner Assistant County Attorney

Assistant County Attorney Bobbie K. Risner and County Attorney Vince Ryan.

Assistant County Attorney Bobbie K. Risner and County Attorney Vince Ryan.


Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced the appointment of attorney Bobbie K. Risner, to serve as Assistant County Attorney with the General Counsel Practice Group.

Risner earned her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, followed by her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center. She has worked as a Magistrate/Associate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Galena Park. She comes to the Office of the County Attorney after serving 18 years as General Counsel for an international emergency response and recovery company headquartered in Deer Park.

The General Counsel Practice Group provides legal advice to the County’s elected and appointed officials, department heads and employees, and provides general legal services covering a wide range of issues related to law enforcement, public works, community services, road and building construction, park site planning and development, vendor selection and contract developments.

“Ms. Risner’s tremendous experience will be a great asset to our team,” said County Attorney Ryan. “We look forward to working with her to serve the people of Harris County.”

The Harris County Attorney's Office represents the County, its departments, elected and appointed officials, and employees in all civil matters that involve county business. Our Office also represents the Harris County Hospital District, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Harris County Appraisal Review Board, and the Greater 911 Emergency Network, which are separate legal entities. Our Office represents the State of Texas in mental health commitments and children's protective services cases. We assist Harris County in administration of the guardianship program, which cares for elderly and disabled individuals who are unable to care for themselves.