Tom Krampitz

tom krampitz 300x300 Tom KrampitzAs a former elected county official and through his close association with county government, Tom Krampitz  is uniquely-suited to address local government and its many nuances.

Tom Krampitz is a solo practitioner in Fort Worth specializing in governmental affairs and public policy advocacy. His practice is focused in representing businesses and individuals in a variety of areas, including transportation, land use, economic development, and environmental matters. Prior to entering private practice in June 2007, Tom served five years as general counsel and director of government affairs for Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Fort Worth.

Tom has represented clients before the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Denton County, the city of Dallas, the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), the Regional Transportation Council (RTC), and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. He has over 40 years of experience in legislative and government affairs, representing the interests of a wide variety of clients before the Texas Legislature, state agencies, and regional and local governmental entities.

In addition to his other professional responsibilities, since 2009 Tom has served as general counsel to the Texas Border Prosecution Unit. In that role, Tom coordinates the activities of a state-funded task force of prosecutors targeting organized crime and criminal enterprise cases on behalf of 21 elected district attorneys covering 57 counties in the borderland region of Texas.

Tom is a native of Sealy, Texas. His undergraduate degree in political science is from Texas A&M University, and his Master of Public Affairs (Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs) and Doctor of Jurisprudence (with honors) degrees are both from The University of Texas at Austin.

From 1987 to 2002, Tom served as executive director of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association in Austin. Tom began his legal career as an assistant criminal district attorney in Caldwell County, Texas.

Tom is past president of Texas CASA, Inc., a statewide network of programs providing volunteer advocacy services for abused and neglected children. He is a past member of the boards of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tom is an active member of the 35W Coalition and the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition. Previously Tom was appointed by the Texas Transportation Commission to serve on the TTC35 (“My Interstate 35”) Advisory Committee, and he currently serves as an appointee of the Dallas City Council to the Oak Cliff Gateway Tax Increment Finance (TIF) board of directors.

Tom is married to Terry Bentley Hill. They serve on the boards of the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas, the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation, and the Grace Loncar Foundation.