Brown Hofmeister

Mark Houser

Mark S. Houser


Phone: 214-747-6100
Fax: 214-747-6111

Mark Houser is a founding partner of Brown & Hofmeister. Mark has developed a state and federal litigation practice that emphasizes state and local governmental law. His practice includes the areas of municipal law, zoning and land use, economic development, real estate, and commercial lending.


Mark acts as city attorney for numerous North Texas municipalities, including McKinney and Farmersville. He has written and spoken extensively on economic development projects in Texas.


Areas of Practice:
State and Federal Litigation
State and Local Government Law
Municipal Zoning
Land Use
Economic Development
Real Estate
Commercial Lending

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1985
Colorado, 1983
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1990


University of Kansas School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1983

University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts, 1980
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi

Published Works

Your Council Member's New Website: Ethics and the Internet, 2001

Economic Development Powers of Texas Cities - Complex Economic Development Issues (co-author)

Basics of Texas Local Government Law: Open Government, Ethics, Employment Law and Annexation (co-author)

The Texas Open Records Act: Opening the Door to Litigation? (co-author)

The Texas Municipal Economic Development Corporation Under Article 5190.6 (co-author)

The Texas Open Records Act: More Open Than Ever? (co-author)

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Colorado Bar Association

Collin County Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association

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