John W. Davidson

John W. Davidson    Shareholder About Experience Education & Admissions Professional Affiliations Contact AboutJohn Davidson maintains a full-time active practice in transactional matters, litigation and administrative law, primarily in public utilities. Before joining the firm, Mr. Davidson served as an Assistant City Attorney for utilities in Dallas and was the first full-time City Attorney for...

Frank J. Garza

Frank J. Garza    Shareholder About Education & Admissions Professional Affiliations Noteworthy Contact AboutFrank Garza has extensive public and employment law experience in representing municipalities and governmental entities in legal matters involving their business and operations. He has represented his clients in litigation, appellate and administrative matters before various county, district and appellate courts in...

Paul M. Gonzalez

Paul M. Gonzalez    Shareholder About Education & Admissions Professional Affiliations Contact AboutPaul González practices in the areas of local, state and federal public utility regulation, primarily related to the provision of electric, natural gas and water/wastewater services. In private practice and as a former in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest municipally-owned electric...

Betsy Johnson

Betsy Johnson    Shareholder About Education & Admissions Professional Affiliations Contact AboutMs. Johnson’s practice includes condemnation for pipelines, transportation and utilities, as well as real estate acquisition and conveyance, land use issues, administrative appeals, regulatory and general litigation, and judicial appeals. She has litigated permitting matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas...

Patrick W. Lindner

Patrick W. Lindner    Shareholder About Experience Education & Admissions Professional Affiliations Noteworthy Contact AboutPatrick  Lindner has extensive experience representing cities, districts, non-profit corporations and investor-owned companies in all aspects relating to the provision of water and wastewater services and implementing regional and local water and wastewater projects. Mr. Lindner has negotiated water supply and...
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Zachary P. Olvera

Zachary P. Olvera    Associate About Education & Admissions Professional Affiliations Contact AboutZachary Olvera’s practice focuses primarily on public utility and municipal law as well as civil litigation matters, including insurance defense and personal injury. Mr. Olvera represents clients in all phases of litigation, including discovery, mediation, hearing, and trial. He also serves as the...

Steven M. Peña

Steven M. Peña, Sr.    Shareholder About Education & Admissions Professional Affiliations Noteworthy Contact AboutSteven M. (“Steve”) Peña, Sr. maintains a practice focused on providing general legal services in the representation of small businesses and local municipal governments. He currently serves as the City Attorney for his home town the City of Cotulla. Mr. Peña...

R. Jo Reser

R. Jo Reser    Shareholder About Education & Admissions Professional Affiliations Noteworthy Contact About R. Jo Reser’s practice areas include condemnation for pipelines and utilities, construction, environmental, toxic tort, products liability, professional liability, healthcare, transportation/trucking, employment, equine and commercial litigation. Ms. Reser has tried numerous jury trials in State, Federal and Administrative courts throughout Texas....

Scott Smyth

Scott Smyth    Shareholder About Education & Admissions Professional Affiliations Noteworthy Contact AboutScott Smyth is the Attorney-in-Charge of the firm’s Austin office and practices in areas involving utility regulation as well as corporate transactional law.  His areas of specialization also include electricity and telecommunications law. He has a diverse background including private practice, in-house corporate...