Alan D. Lathrom


Alan Lathrom utilizes a collaborative, common-sense approach to the legal questions and issues faced by towns and cities represented by Brown & Hofmeister regardless of whether the city is a home-rule or general law city. Alan’s practice focuses on the day-to-day representation of municipalities in state and federal litigation and state and local governmental law with an emphasis in advising elected and appointed officials, drafting ordinances, open meetings, code enforcement, competitive bidding, government contracts, and land use, including annexation, impact fees, rough proportionality, signs, takings, eminent domain, platting, and municipal zoning law.

Alan joined Brown & Hofmeister in 2004 after serving almost seven years as an assistant city attorney for the city of Arlington as a contracts attorney, land use attorney, and trial attorney. Prior to joining the Arlington City Attorney’s office, Alan worked as a trial attorney for eight years in the state and federal courts handling a broad variety of cases ranging from insurance coverage cases to insurance defense work to contract cases to environmental and toxic tort litigation.

Areas of Practice:

  • State and Federal Litigation
  • State and Local Government Law
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Government Contracts

Bar Admission

  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law :
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • The University of Texas at Dallas :
  • Bachelor of Arts (Theatre)

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Georgia

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Texas City Attorneys Association

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North Texas municipalities achieve their goals.