Important News
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The partners of Texas municipal law firm Messer, Fort & McDonald are proud to announce Arturo D. ‘Art’ Rodriguez Jr. and Bradford E. Bullock as the newest partners to the firm in their Austin location.

Mr. Rodriguez has close to 30 years’ experience as general/special/litigation counsel to local governmental entities across Texas. Art’s focus has been in water quality, water districts, oil and gas, administrative, and utility law specifically before the TCEQ and PUC.

Mr. Bullock defends local governments and their officials in complex state and federal litigation claims, including land-use matters, civil rights claims, employment matters and development agreements. He has a long-standing relationship with the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool.

Messer, Fort and McDonald is a proud, certified member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.


We represent local governmental entities in all aspects of the law, from Annexations to Zoning. For more than 20 years, Andy Messer, Julie Fort and Brenda McDonald and their team of talented counselors have proven that their insight, knowledge, and determination to help local governments resolve difficult issues and litigate a wide range of matters, which also includes appeals to the Texas and U.S. Supreme Courts, is second to none.


With a long list of successes (see significant cases page), the attorneys at Messer, Fort & McDonald have proven time and again that they have what it takes to prevail and to achieve outstanding results for their government clients.

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For a trusted partner in municipal law, you need to look no further than Messer, Fort & McDonald. Click our Attorneys page and learn more about our team.

Messer, Fort & McDonald— the right choice for municipal law.