City attorney elected to Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation

Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 19:11 - Written by Staff Reports

Tyler City Attorney Deborah G. Pullum has received new recognition.

Ms. Pullum, who started with the city of Tyler in 2004, was elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation, the city announced Tuesday.

According to a news release, Fellows are chosen “for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas.” 

“Deborah is an outstanding member of the city of Tyler leadership team,” City Manager Mark McDaniel said in a news release. “We are very pleased that her expertise is being recognized with this prestigious designation.”

According to a news release, one-third of 1 percent of Texas Bar Foundation members are invited to become Fellows.

Selected nominees must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, according to a news release.  

Ms. Pullum started as assistant city attorney in November 2004 and was then promoted to senior city attorney.

She graduated from John Tyler High School and earned her law degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., in 1996 after obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida A&M University with a major in business administration, according to a news release. 

Before the city of Tyler, Ms. Pullum worked as an assistant district attorney for the Smith County District Attorney’s Office from 1997 to 2004.