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Phone: 817-332-2580
Fax: 817-332-4740
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Prior to embarking on a legal career, Allen served as Planning Director of the City of Edinburg, Texas, Director of Planning & Community Development of the City of Pharr, Texas, and the Director of Planning & Community Development for the City of Killeen, Texas.

E. Allen Taylor, Jr.
  Founding Partner

Allen is a Fort Worth native and currently serves as City Attorney to the cities of Burleson, Southlake, Mansfield, and Cleburne. He is the former Chairman of the Plan Commission of the City of Fort Worth, a former member of the Zoning Commission of the City of Fort Worth, a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Local Government Studies of The Center for American and International Law and was previously a member of the Pre-Application Review Panel and the Section 208 Water Quality Advisory Committee of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council. He has served as a speaker and panelist for a number of conferences and seminars in these fields and has authored a number of articles in the land use and development law area.

Practice Areas

Public Law
Municipal Law
Land Use Law

Education

Master of Urban Planning, Texas A&M University 1973
BA, Texas A & M University 1973
Master of Public Administration, Southwest Texas State University 1980
J.D Baylor University School of Law
Honors:
   • Cum Laude
   • National Order of Barristers
   • Law Review: Research and Topics Editor
1983

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Licensed:
Texas Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
Member:
Texas Bar Association, Administrative and Public Law and Litigation Sections
Tarrant County Bar Association
American Bar Association – State and Local Government and Environment, Energy and Resources Sections
American Planning Association
Institute for Local Government Studes of the Center for American and International Law
Texas City Attorney Association

Awards, Publications & Presentations

Impact Enabling Legislation A New Approach to Exactions (Co-Author), Zoning and Planning Law Report, No. 11, Vol. 2, February, 1988.
How to Develop Use Impact Fees Successfully, Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain, 1988.