Tyler employee named Assistant Attorney General of the Year by state

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 1:37pm

TYLER – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recognized Carrie Tibiletti, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Tyler office, for her commitment to Texas children. Tibiletti was named “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” for the Child Support Division’s Tyler region, which covers 43 counties. Attorney General Greg Abbott presented the award to Tibiletti on Wednesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Houston.

“Carrie Tibiletti’s hard work and dedication help ensure thousands of young Texans receive the child support they need to become healthy, successful adults,” Attorney General Abbott said. “A committed and selfless public servant, Carrie stands out as one of the state’s most dedicated and impressive lawyers. We are grateful to Carrie Tibiletti for her commitment to Texas children.”

Deputy Attorney General for Child Support Alicia Key selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. Honorees are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrates a desire to serve Texas families, help their colleagues and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.

Tibiletti, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2003, represents the State of Texas in legal actions to establish paternity between children of unmarried parents and their biological fathers. As an assistant attorney general, she also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support. Tibiletti also was named “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” in 2006 when she served as a staff attorney in the Longview child support office.

Tibiletti, a graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, was chosen to be the region’s “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” because of her ability to handle complex legal issues that arise on child support cases. In addition, her strong leadership skills and team building efforts significantly aided her office in exceeding its goals for establishing paternity and child support orders.

“Carrie can be relied upon to consistently carry out the child support mission with a caring and compassionate conscience,” said Padraic O’Bryan, senior regional attorney for the Tyler region.

“Ms. Tibiletti is committed to providing exceptional customer service,” said Regional Administrator Charles “Chip” Arnold. “We are proud she is part of our Region 5 team.”

The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing, and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.

The Tyler child support office covers Henderson and three other counties. In the state fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2011, the office handled 18,742 cases and collected more than $38 million.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.

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