General Administrative

Our clients’ complex business transactions and policy issues increasingly come before federal, state, and local administrative bodies, as opposed to courts or the legislative branch. With one of Texas’ largest groups of lawyers Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Bickerstaff has the experience and expertise necessary to represent public and private clients in a wide range of federal, state, and local administrative environments.

Administrative practice frequently requires sophisticated financial, technical, economic, or ratemaking analysis. Our attorneys bring to bear decades of experience and acquired expertise in handling clients’ regulatory and administrative law matters, including those in the following areas:

  • Insurance
  • State and Local Tax
  • Transportation
  • Health
  • Professional Licensing
  • Utility, Telecommunications, and Energy
  • Water and Environmental
  • Contested Case Hearings
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Agency Rulemaking
  • Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act
  • Attorney General Opinions

Our attorneys represent governmental entities, major corporations, and individual license holders in administrative proceedings before the following entities, among many others:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas Department of Insurance
  • Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Texas Railroad Commission
  • Comptroller of the State of Texas
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Texas General Services Commission
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Texas Racing Commission
  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • And many other agencies that regulate within Texas

A particular strength that sets Bickerstaff apart is our understanding of the governmental process, an attribute which enables us to provide practical advice both to local government entities and to private entities that interact with or are otherwise affected by government decision making. Prior to joining the firm, our attorneys held the following state and local governmental positions:

  • Member, Texas State Board of Insurance
  • General Counsel, Texas State Board of Insurance
  • Criminal District Attorney, Caldwell County, Texas
  • Chair, Opinion Committee, Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • Chief, Insurance, Banking, and Securities Division, Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • Chief, Taxation Division, Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • Chief, Environmental Protection Division, Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • Hearings Attorney, Comptroller of Public Accounts of Texas
  • Staff Attorney, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (predecessor to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)
  • Judicial Law Clerk or Briefing Attorney for the following courts: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States District Court (Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas); Texas Court of Appeals, Third District (Austin), and Texas Supreme Court