Dallas Area Rapid Transit hires new general counsel

Aug. 2, 2019

Gene Gamez has been selected by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors to serve as the agency’s new general counsel.

Gamez will serve as chief legal counsel and provide legal advice and assistance to the DART Board of Directors, the president and executive director, the internal auditor, the director of board support and oversee the DART Legal Department.

For the past 18 years, he served as the agency's assistant general counsel and senior assistant general counsel, where he defended DART in personal injury cases, labor and employment matters, contract disputes, civil rights cases, civil appeals and acted as legal advisor to the DART Police Department.

Gamez has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 1997. Prior to joining DART, he served as a Dallas County assistant district attorney for three years prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases. He was also employed as a social worker with Dallas County and served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Gamez graduated from Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He earned a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Science in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington.