Audrey Carmical has been with DFPS since 2005. She currently serves as the DFPS general counsel. During her tenure with the agency, she has served as the director of Policy and Program Support in the Office of General Counsel and as a policy attorney.

Prior to coming to DFPS, she worked in the General Counsel Division of the Attorney General's Office and as a research attorney for Judge Larry Meyers of the Court of Criminal Appeals. During law school she clerked for Justice Smith on the Third Court of Appeals.

She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in english and german from Northwestern University.