Deborah Pullum


Deborah Pullum is the City Attorney for the City of Tyler. She provides a wide variety of legal oversight, counseling and litigation-related services to her municipal clients, including the City Council and City Manager, executive and departmental staff, and City boards and commissions. Ms. Pullum was appointed city attorney for the City of Tyler in May of 2013, and has been a part of the City’s legal team for the past fifteen years. Prior to her employment with the City, Pullum served as an Assistant District Attorney of Smith County, Texas.

She was twice appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to the Board of Disciplinary Appeals, and she currently serves on that Board until her term ends in 2020. Pullum was President of the Smith County Bar Association (2016–2017), and is an active member of the Bar. She received merit certification in municipal law from the Texas City Attorneys Association, and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Ms. Pullum earned her law degree from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1996, and she obtained her undergraduate degree in business administration from the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Deborah is married to Ronald Pullum and the pair has traveled from coast to coast throughout Ronald’s Air Force career. They are the proud parents of three sons, Ronald II, Rainer, and Rezzin.

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