Laura Christopherson
Division Chief
(915) 546-2050


500 E. San Antonio
5th Floor, Suite 503
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2050
Fax (915) 546-2133

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

9521 Socorro Rd.  Suite A-3
El Paso , Texas 79927
Phone (915) 858-2239
Fax (915) 858-0631

8:30 am to 5:30 pm

4641 Cohen St. Suite D
El Paso , Texas 79924
Phone (915) 858-2239
Fax (915) 858-0631

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

County Attorney

  • Elder Protection Unit
  • Mission: Court representation for the Texas Adult Protective Services and advocacy for matters involving the rights and needs of the Elderly Population of El Paso County.
  • The County Attorney Elder Protection Unit represents the Adult Protective Services section of the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services in litigation before the El Paso County Probate Court in an effort to provide services to abused, neglected, or exploited elderly or disabled persons.
  • In cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly or disabled, the County Attorney may:
  • -File a petition for the protection of an elderly or disabled person in emergency situations where the ward lacks the capacity to consent;
  • -File a petition in the El Paso County Probate court seeking court-authorized entry onto premises to allow APS to carry out an investigation of reported abuse, neglect, or exploitation of elderly or disabled persons, or
  • -Assist Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) and file a petition of guardianship of elderly and disabled persons who are incapacitated and unable to protect their own health and safety and manage their personal affairs.
  • The Elder Protection Unit also engages in community efforts to increase awareness of issues affecting the elderly population of El Paso County.
  • If you or someone you know are in need of adult protective services or to report abuse or neglect of the elderly, please call 1-800-252-5400 or go to