Debra Edmondson

Debra Edmondson: Attorney with The Edmondson Law Firm, PLLC
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  • 1100 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 400, P.O. Box 92801, Southlake, TX 76092
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Biography

Attorney Debra Edmondson graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1996 with a B.A. in Government and Politics. She attended Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and graduated with a J.D. degree in 2004. Edmondson is passionate about her adopted hometown, Southlake, and has been actively involved in that community for over fifteen years. She served two terms on the Southlake Planning and Zoning Commission and was elected to the Southlake City Council in 1998. Edmondson is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Bob Jones Nature Center Organization, which works closely with the City of Southlake in the oversight of the Bob Jones Nature Center.

Edmondson started the Edmondson Law Firm in 2005. She left private practice to take a job as an in house attorney with an oil and gas company in 2006. She eventually assumed the position of General Counsel. Most recently, she was General Counsel for a Dallas-based accounting firm. She oversaw all corporate matters and human resources at both companies. Edmondson has years of experience working on municipal legal issues from both sides of the podium. She has represented numerous clients before cities and also local and state agencies. Edmondson returned to private legal practice in order to assist businesses with their corporate legal needs and employment matters and also offer legal assistance to municipalities at a moderate cost.

Honors and Awards

David Craigie Student Award, UTD

State Finalist, Harry S. Truman Scholarship, UTD

“Woman Who Makes a Difference,” Harte-Hanks Community Newspapers

Past Employment Positions

Reichmann Petroleum Corp, Associate General Counsel and General Counsel

Thomas Stephen & Company, LLP, General Counsel

Community Involvement

Town of Fairview, Mayor Pro Tem, 1992 - 1994

Collin County Solid Waste Task Force, Member, 1993 - 1994

City of Southlake Planning and Zoning Commission, Member, 1996 - 1998;

Vice-Chairman, 2003 - 2005

Bob Jones Nature Center, Member, 2005 - 2007; President, 2009 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Texas, Corporations Section

Tarrant County Bar Association

Texas Center For Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • Oil & Gas
  • Administrative and Public
  • Environmental
  • Labor-Employment
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Planning, Zoning and Land Use Law
  • Municipal Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
682-232-4183  Phone
817-416-5291  Phone
www.edmondsonlawfirm.com/attorney-profile.asp
University Attended:
University of Texas at Dallas, B.A., Government and Politics, cum laude, 1996
Law School Attended:
Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, J.D., Activities: Environmental Law Society, SMU Prosecution Clinic, Intern, City of Dallas Environmental Code Compliance Section, 2004
Year of First Admission:
2004
Admission:
2004, Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Memberships:
Tarrant County and American Bar Associations.
Birth Information:
Orlando, Florida
ISLN:
918323321

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