The Texas Constitution and sections 402.042 and 402.043 of the Texas Government Code grant the attorney general authority to issue attorney general opinions. An attorney general opinion is a written interpretation of existing law. Attorney general opinions cannot create new provisions in the law or correct unintended, undesirable effects of the law. Attorney general opinions do not necessarily reflect the attorney general's personal views, nor does the attorney general in any way "rule" on what the law should say. Furthermore, attorney general opinions cannot resolve factual disputes.

Ken Paxton
2015 - Present
Greg Abbott
2002 - 2014
John Cornyn
1999 - 2002
Dan Morales
1991 - 1998
Jim Mattox
1983 - 1990
Mark White
1979 - 1982
John Hill
1973 - 1978
Crawford Martin
1967 - 1972
Waggoner Carr
1963 - 1966
Will Wilson
1957 - 1962
John Ben Shepperd
1953 - 1956
Price Daniel
1947 - 1952
Grover Sellers
1944 - 1946
Gerald Mann
1939 - 1943