Mark S. Houser


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 Admission

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


  • University of Kansas School of Law :
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Kansas :
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi

Published Work

Your Council Member’s New Website: Ethics and the Internet

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

Brown and Hofmeister has a proud tradition helping
North Texas municipalities achieve their goals.