Fredrick "Fritz" W. Quast

Fritz is a graduate of Baylor University Law School, where he served as an Articles Editor and Executive Editor for the Baylor Law Review. His law school honors include being a recipient of the Harry R. Jones Memorial and the Angus S. McSwain-Texas A&M University Scholarships, being inducted into Phi Delta Phi, and being a pupil in the Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court. After law school, he served as law clerk for the Honorable Terrie Livingston, Justice, Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, from 2001-2002.

In 2010, 2011, and 2013, he was recognized as a “Rising Star” in “Government/Cities/Municipalities” by the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition published by Law & Politics and the Texas Monthly. In 2014, he was recognized as a “Rising Star” in “Legislative and Governmental Affairs.” He was also recognized as a Top Attorney in Fort Worth in appellate law or municipal law in the December 2012 to December of 2020 editions of Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. Before law school, he attended Texas A&M University in College Station, where he was proudly a member of the Corps of Cadets and the Texas Aggie Band. A fifth generation native Texan, he was born in Bryan, Texas, and was raised in the small central Texas town of Comanche. An Eagle Scout, Fritz volunteers for the Trinity Trails District, Longhorn Council, BSA, and is a former district chairman. He also serves as city attorney for the cities of Archer City, Cresson, Seymour, and Windthorst.

Practice Areas

Appellate (Public Entities and Officials)
Litigation (Public Entities and Officials)
Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation
Zoning and Land Use
Nuisance Abatement/Substandard Structures
Municipal Law
Civil Rights
First Amendment


B.S. in Political Science, Texas A&M University 1997
J.D., Baylor University School of Law 2001

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
State Bar of Texas, Appellate and Government/Administrative Sections
Tarrant County Bar Association, Appellate Section
Bench Bar Conference Committee (2010-2018) (Chairman 2015)
Texas City Attorneys Association
Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court, Barrister (2007-2010) Membership Committee Chairman (2008-2010)

Awards, Publications & Presentations

Co-Presenter, Avoiding Legal Pitfalls: Election Issues,
North Texas Municipal Clerks Association, April 2018
Presenter, What Legal Challenges Can Cities Expect If They Exceed Their Regulatory Authority? Texas Municipal League and Texas Oil & Gas Association Oil Conference, January 2015
Speaker, Preservation of Error in Jurisdictional Pleas, Tarrant County Bar Association, January 2015
Named a “Rising Star” in the area of “Government, Cities, and Municipalities” by the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition published by Law & Politics and The Texas Monthly for 2011.
Named a Top Attorney in Municipal Law by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine for 2010.
Co-Author, How Much Will That Substandard Building Demolition Really Cost You?, Texas City Attorneys Association Fall Meeting, Corpus Christi, October 2010.
Named a “Rising Star” in the area of "Government, Cities, and Municipalities” by the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition published by Law & Politics and the Texas Monthly for 2010.
Co-Author, Conf of Interest - Who is Your Client?, 2009 TMlictsL Intergovernmental Risk Pool Attorney Workshop, Austin, August 2009.
Panel Discussion on Municipal Regulation of Gas Drilling, Texas Wesleyan School of Law Energy Symposium, Fort Worth, March 2009.
Panel Discussion on Urban Drilling and Relevant Legal Issues, 2009 Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Symposium, Austin, January 2009.
Co-Author, Hot s in Regulating Development, State BTopicar of Texas, Suing and Defending Government Entities Conference, Austin, July 2008.
Speaker, Texas Open Government & Ethics, Northeast Leadership Forum Council Boot Camp, Westlake, July 2004.
Author, Does Morally Straight Mean Only Straight is Moral?: The First Amendment Versus Public Accommodation Laws in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 53 Baylor L. Rev. 507 (2001).