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Brad Bullock


Brad Bullock



Administrative and Public
Litigation: Commercial, Personal Injury
Public Utility
Appellate: Civil, Legislative / Campaign, Civil Rights, Contract


Bradford E. 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, to name a few. He has a long-standing relationship with the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool and is recognized as one of the top municipal land-use attorneys in the state by TMLIRP. Brad has also served as a city attorney, deputy city attorney and assistant city attorney for various cities over his career. Brad is a frequent lecturer and author on land-use, immunity, and other continuing education topics of interest to cities. He is a member of Texas City Attorneys Association, the San Antonio Federal Bar Association, the Government Lawyers Section of the State Bar and can be found swinging a hammer at his forge when he isn’t in a courtroom or council chamber somewhere in Texas.



  • Messer Fort – Partner
  • Russell Rodriguez Hyde Bullock, LLP – Partner
  • Knight & Associates – Attorney
  • McKamie Krueger & Knight – Partner
  • City of San Antonio – Assistant City Attorney first in the Municipal Court then the Civil Litigation Division
  • Texas House of Representatives: attorney during the 75th legislative session


  • Texas Bar Association
  • Texas City Attorneys Association
  • San Antonio Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Government Law Section
  • Texas Bar College Member (past)
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association (past)


  • Preston Hollow Capital, L.L.C. v. Cottonwood Dev. Corp., 23 F.4th 550 (5th Cir. 2022).
  • City of Hutto v. Legacy Hutto, LLC, No. 07-21-00089-CV, 2022 WL 2811856, at *1 (Tex. App.—Amarillo July 18, 2022, no pet.), reh’g denied (Sept. 21, 2022).
  • City of Buda v. N.M. Edificios LLC, No. 07-20-00284-CV, 2021 WL 1522458 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Apr. 16, 2021, pet. denied).
  • N.A.A.C.P. v. City of Kyle, Tex., 626 F.3d 233 (5th Cir. 2010)


  • Tips for Drafting Government Contracts and Documents, 2022 Advanced Government Law CLE
  • First Amendment and Land Use for Public and Private Uses, 26th Annual UT Law CLE Land Use Conference
  • Local Zoning Authority and the Fair Housing Act: A Balancing Act, 19th UT Law CLE Land Use Conference
  • Recent Fair Housing Act Cases of Interest to Cities, 2010 IMLA Mid-Year Seminar
  • The ABC’s of SOB’s, TXAPA 2013
  • Local Regulation of Sexually Oriented Businesses, 19th Annual Suing and Defending Governmental Entities


  • US Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Texas Northern District Court
  • Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court
  • Texas Western District Court


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. 1995
  • St. Mary’s University, B.A. International Relations, Magna Cum Laude 1992