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"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."

    --  Theodore Roosevelt
Christian has substantial experience working with and advising municipalities.  Christian has advised municipalities on ordinances and resolutions, real estate matters, subdivision regulations, zoning matters, annexation and extraterritorial jurisdiction, election procedures and law, opening meetings and open records, eminent domain, personnel matters, zoning and development, economic development, and a variety of other matters.  Additionally, Christian has litigated complex matters, for example, involving the Texas Election Code, inverse takings, alleged improper construction fees, and numerous municipal jury trials and bench trials.
The following are examples of services previously provided (results may vary), but this is not an exhaustive list of prior representation:
  • Served as the Associate Municipal Judge in the Town of Trophy Club.

  • Defended and obtained a take nothing summary judgment securing the dismissal of inverse condemnation claims under the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution and state law private nuisance claims in federal court on behalf of a municipality pertaining to the construction of Dallas Cowboys Stadium (now AT&T Stadium) and the traffic management plan for events. Defendant’s summary judgment was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit on appeal.

  • Defended a city and obtained dismissal of a quo warranto action brought by the city’s mayor relating to alleged Texas Election Code violations.

  • Represented multiple municipalities in numerous trials before judges and juries in municipal court.

  • Defended municipality in a multi-party dispute in which a group of contractors that argued the municipality charged building fees in violation of the Texas Constitution and the United States Constitution.

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