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Robert J. Myers

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Practice Areas:

  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Property Taxation
  • Legal Malpractice

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1983
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1980

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2013

Published Works

  • Author, Ad Valorem Taxation Litigation and Recent Changes to the Property Tax Code, St. Mary's Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1987

Representative Cases

  • Valero Transmission Co. v. Hays Consol. Independent School Dist., 704 S.W.2d 857, 1985, Tex.App.-Austin, 1986112585
  • Valero Transmission Co. v. San Marcos Consol. Independent School Dist., 770 S.W.2d 648, 1989, Tex.App.-Austin, 1989089721
  • Gregg County Appraisal District v. Laidlaw Waste Systems, Inc., Laidlaw Waste Systems (Texas), Inc., Laidlaw Waste Systems Holdings, Inc., Four-S-Oil Co., 1995 WL 138585, 1995, Tex.App.-Tyler, 1995077867
  • A. Copeland Enterprises, Inc. v. Guste, 706 F.Supp. 1283, 1989, W.D.Tex., 1989034513
  • O'Neill v. Church's Fried Chicken, Inc., 910 F.2d 263, 1990, C.A.5 (Tex.), 1990121427
  • Wentworth v. Meyer, 859 SW 2d 766, 1992
  • Bexar County Appraisal Review Bd. v. First Baptist Church, 800 S.W.2d 892, 1990, Tex.App.-San Antonio, 1991025905
  • In re Estate of Hillje, 830 S.W.2d 689, 1992, Tex.App.-San Antonio, 1992113363
  • First Aircraft Leasing, Ltd. v. Bexar Appraisal District, 48 S.W.3d 218 (Tex. App. - San Antonio 2001, pet. denied)
  • Fairchild Aircraft, Inc. v. Bexar Appraisal District, 47 S.W.3d 577 (Tex. App. - San Antonio 2001), remanded to No. 97CI-10508, 2002 WL 34156252 (150th Dist. Ct., Bexar County, Tex. Jan. 30, 2002)
  • Jack County Appraisal Dist. v. Jack County Hosp. Dist., 484 S.W.3d 228, 229 (Tex. App. - Fort Worth 2016, no pet.)
  • ETC Mktg., Ltd. v. Harris County Appraisal Dist., 476 S.W.3d 501 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 2015, pet. filed)
  • Harris County Appraisal Dist. v. ETC Mktg., Ltd., 399 S.W.3d 364 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2013, pet. denied)
  • Harris County Appraisal Dist. v. Houston 8th Wonder Prop., L.P., 395 S.W.3d 245 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, pet. denied)
  • Rattner v. Contos, 293 S.W.3d 655 (Tex. App. - San Antonio 2009, no pet.)
  • Heritage Operating, L.P. v. Barbers Hill Indep. Sch. Dist., 496 S.W.3d 318 (Tex. App - Houston [14th Dist.] 2016, no pet.)
  • Dallas Morning News, Inc. v. Hall, 524 S.W.3d 369 (Tex. App. - Fort Worth 2017, pet. filed)
  • Wentworth v. Meyer, 829 S.W.2d 766 (Tex. 1992 orig. proc.)
  • First Baptist Church of San Antonio v. Appraisal District, 800 S.W.2d 892 (Tex. App.-San Antonio, 1990) rev'd S,W.2d 108 (Tex. 1992) on remand, 846 SW2d 554 (Tex. App.-San Antonio, 1993, writ denied)
  • Harris County Appraisal Review Board v. General Electric Corporation, 819 S.W.2d 915 (Tex. App. Houston, 14th Dist.) 1991 writ denied
  • In Re Hillje Estate, 830 S.W.2d 689 (Tex. App.- San Antonio 1992, no writ)
  • Valero Transmission Co. v. Hays County Appraisal District, 704 S.W.2d 857 (Tex. App.-Austin 1985, writ ref'd n.r.e.)
  • Valero Transmission Co. v. San Marcos ISD, 770 S.W.2d 648 (Tex. App.-Austin writ denied)
  • Dixie J. O'Neill v. Church's Fried Chicken, 910 F.2d 263 (5th Cir. 1990), 706 F. Supp., 1283 (W.D. Tex. 1989)
  • Leon Springs Gas Co. v. Restaurant Equipment Leasing Co., 961 S.W.2d 574 (Tex. App., San Antonio, December, 17, 1997, no writ)
  • Valero South Texas Processing Co. v. Starr County Appraisal Dist., 954 S.W.2d 863 (Tex. App. San Antonio, September 24, 1997, writ denied)
  • State ex rel. Angelini v. Hardberger, 932 S.W.2d 489, 39 Tex. Sup. Ct.J. 1084 (Tex., August 30, 1996, no writ)
  • Pearcy v. Pearcy, 884 S.W.2d 512 (Tex. App. San Antonio, July 20, 1994, no writ)

Honors

  • Lewis F. Powell Award
  • Finalist, National Mock Trial
  • The Order of Barristers, Recipient

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker/Founder, Annual Legal Seminar on Ad Valorem Taxation, State Bar of Texas and Texas A&M University

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Representative Clients

  • General Electric Corporation
  • Marvin F. Poer & Company, Tax Consultants
  • The John Hancock Company
  • Valero Energy Corporation

References

  • Benson Properties, Incorporated
  • San Pedro Bancshares Corporation
  • Binford and Associates, Appraisers
  • Broadway Bank, San Antonio

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Delta Phi

Professional Associations

  • Association of Texas Real Estate Economics, Member, 1983
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1983
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 1988
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • North Fort Worth Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, Sections on Litigation and Taxation (Property Tax), Committee on Ad Valorem Tax
  • Tarrant County Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner