Selected Legislative Work, CLE Lectures & Invited Presentations

2015 Testified in Austin as an advocate for homeowner rights
Texas House Committee on Business & Industry
Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce
Worked with elected officials & allies to improve bills until enacted
 Invited to discuss on-going issues of legislation helping homeowners
“On the Commons” Radio Show, WEBR (Fairfax, VA)
 2013  Invited to discuss on-going issues of associations harming homeowners
“On the Commons” Radio Show, WEBR (Fairfax, VA)
Worked with elected officials & allies to improve bills until enacted
Texas Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Invited Presenter, Update on the Homeowners Fight Against HOAs,
Poverty Law Conference, State Bar of Texas, Legal Access Div. (Austin)
 2012  Invited speaker, conference on homeowner rights in associations
Texas Housing Justice League, HOA Reform Coalition (Houston)
 2011 Worked with elected officials & allies to improve bills until enacted
Texas Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
 2010 Invited to testify as advocate for homeowner rights, Houston public hearing
Texas Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee
Invited speaker on homeowner rights and legislation re associations
Texas Homeowners for HOA Reform (Houston)
 2009 Invited to chair group of lawyers answering homeowner questions
KPRC TV (Houston)
Testified in Austin as an advocate for homeowner rights
Texas House Committee on Business & Industry
 2008 Invited to discuss on-going issues of associations harming homeowners
“On the Commons” Radio Show, WEBR (Fairfax, VA)
Invited speaker on homeowner rights and legislation re associations
Texas Homeowners for HOA Reform, at University of St. Thomas
Invited speaker on homeowner rights and legislation re associations
League of Women Voters – Houston Area
Invited speaker & panelist on proposed legislation to protect homeowners
National Conference, Cyber Citizens for Justice (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
 2007  CLE Lecture: “Homeowner Associations: The Good, The Bad and The
Ugly”, State Bar of Texas Course “Bill Of Rights 2007” (Dallas)
Invited to discuss “A Bill of Rights for Homeowners in Associations:
Basic Principles of Consumer Protection and Sample Model Statute”
University of Connecticut School of Law 14th Gallivan Conference
 2006  Appointed member of the panel to advocate for homeowner rights
Texas Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee (Interim Sess.)
Invited to discuss “A Bill of Rights for Homeowners in Associations:
Basic Principles of Consumer Protection and Sample Model Statute”
“On the Commons” Radio Show, WEBR (Fairfax, VA)
Invited to discuss protection of homeowner rights
“Thresholds” Radio Show,” KPFT (Houston)
 2005 CLE Lecture: “Defending Foreclosures of Tax and Condo Liens”
Conference of National Consumer Law Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Invited to testify in Austin as an advocate for homeowner rights
Texas Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee
 2004 Invited to discuss Developments in Homeowner Association Law
Houston Property Rights Association
 Invited panelist, advocate for homeowner rights
“The Connection” Public Television, KUHT (Houston)
 Invited to discuss Brooks v. Northglen Ass’n , Texas Supreme Court
case where I represented homeowners who established important rights
“On the Commons” Radio Show, WEBR (Fairfax, VA)
 2002  Appointed Attorney Task Force member, advocate for homeowner rights,
and invited to testify in Austin as an advocate for homeowner rights
Texas Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee (Interim Sess.)
Invited panelist, advocate for homeowner rights, public hearing of Texas
Senate Subcommittee on Property Owner Associations (Univ. of Houston)
2001 Proposed Legislation Regarding Homeowner Associations
Houston Property Rights Association