Patty Akers
Partner

Practice Areas

Municipal Law
Land Use
Environmental

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Patty Akers has over thirty years of legal experience representing cities and local government clients. Her practice focuses upon representing cities as city attorney and in land use development and environmental issues.

In addition, she routinely handles economic development issues, zoning, subdivision regulation, annexation, utility development and the review, evaluation and revision of municipal ordinances that are related to such issues.

She serves as City Attorney for Bee Cave and Marble Falls in addition to doing special project work for various other cities regarding land use development, economic development, environmental and annexation issues.

Previously, she was a partner in the Austin firm of Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta, where she headed up the firm’s Municipal Law Section. She has previously been employed as senior environmental council to the Lower Colorado River Authority, Assistant City Attorney to the City of Dallas, in private practice in east Texas where she represented numerous cities and as a staff attorney for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).

She joined Messer, Fort & McDonald in April 2019 to which she brings a wealth of experience and reputation.

EDUCATION

St. Mary's University in San Antonio, JD
University of Texas at Austin, BS Education

LICENSURE

  • State Bar of Texas
  • US District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit