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Regina Edwards


Regina Edwards

Senior Attorney


Municipal Law
Municipal Litigation
Economic Development
Land Use


Regina has over 30 years as an experienced municipal attorney. She is skilled in all areas of local government law with emphasis on zoning and development, economic development, eminent domain, real estate, historic preservation including downtown revitalization, and strategic advice to councils, boards and staff.

She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University. Regina also received her law degree from Baylor University, where she was a recipient of full academic scholarships, and participated in the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society.


  • Messer Fort, PLLC, Frisco, Texas, 2014-present
  • First Assistant City Attorney for the City of Carrollton, Texas, 2000-2014
  • City Attorney for the City of Cleburne, Texas, 1996-2000
  • City Attorney for the City of Hillsboro, Texas, 1993-1996
  • Texas Employment Commission, Austin, Texas, 1992-1993
  • Texas Railraod Commission Intern, Austin, Texas, 1991


  • Licensed to practice in all Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Rotary International, 1997 – Current:  District 5810 Governor Elect 2023-2024
  • Texas City Attorney’s Association
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Volunteers at Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
  • Volunteers at Metrocrest Social Services, Carrollton, Texas, 2001 – Current
  • Volunteers with Bea’s Kids, Carrollton, Texas, 2001 – Current
  • Cub Scout Pack # 1213, Carrollton, Texas, 2009 – Current