FOI Hotline

The FOI Hotline at (800) 580-6651 is free of charge and available to anyone who has a question concerning open government laws in Texas.

The Hotline is designed to answer general questions about the Texas Public Information Act, the Texas Open Meetings Act, The Federal Freedom of Information Act and other FOI-related issues. The Hotline is not designed to answer questions dealing with other areas of law. Hotline attorneys offer a generic opinion on specific cases based on the facts given, but that opinion is in no way to be construed as legal advice.

Help in an emergency situation, after hours and on weekends, is available by calling (512) 377-1575 and leaving a brief message. Messages are checked periodically and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

Hotline attorneys work in teams and are located all over the state. They serve one week at a time on a rotating basis.

Our attorneys include:

  • In Austin, Bill Aleshire, Laura Prather, James Hemphill and Joel White
  • In Dallas, Nicole Metcalf, Shannon Teicher
  • In Fort Worth, Tom Williams
  • In Houston, Charles Daughtry, Joe Larsen and Tom Gregor