David L. Earl
...David L. Earl:David L. Earl was born in San Antonio, Texas, December 15, 1964, admitted to bar, 1989, Texas.Mr. Earl
is married to Melanie Larson-Earl, and together they have three children (Julie, John, and Jeffrey).
In 1999 Mr. Earl
founded the Law Firm of Earl & Associates, P.C.
As President of the firm, Mr. Earl
provides legal representation to clients in the area of platting, land use, vested rights, open meetings & open records, franchise issues, municipal contract issues, airport and municipal aviation issues (ground lease, use agreements, etc.), drainage issues, utility entitlements issues, easement and right-of-way issues, park and public space issues, economic development issues, federal and state entitlement and grant issues, state and federal legislative and lobbing services, legislative tracking, ordinance and resolution crafting, prosecutorial services, police and fire department support issues, and related matters.Mr. Earl began practicing law in the private sector in 1996 when he joined the firm of Kaufman & Associates, P.C. where he represented the San Antonio Real Estate Council, the GSABA, and many private clients in the areas of municipal and development law, as well as political relations and lobbing.Prior to moving into the private sector, Mr. Earl served as a city attorney for the City of San Antonio from 1989 through 1993, and Environmental Council for the San Antonio Water System from 1993 until 1996.
While representing the City of San Antonio
, Mr. Earl
drafted many of the zoning, land use, and development regulations designed to protect the sustainability of the San Antonio community.While Environmental Counsel for the San Antonio Water System, he was very involved in property rights issues and water rights issues, including the formation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority and the related litigation around the EAA issues.
In addition, Mr. Earl
was the author of the Edwards Recharge Zone Protection Ordinances, San Antonio Tree Preservation Ordinances, Well Permitting Ordinance, and many other key land use and development restriction regulations.
While serving as Assistant City Attorney to the City of San Antonio
from 1989 until 1993, Mr. Earl rose to the level of Deputy City Attorney III, and represented the City in municipal law, utility law, development law, real property, and environmental issues and served as legal counsel to the Zoning Commission
, Planning Commission
of Adjustment and other City departments and boards. Mr. Earl's achievements include being a co-inventor of a storm water pollution technology (Aqua-LogicTM - patent issued), being a trained and certified Mediator and trained in alternate dispute resolution, assisting in the negotiation and drafting of progressive environmental and natural resource regulations such as the City of San Antonio's Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone Protection and Pollution prevention regulations and was recognized by the EPA for enforcement efforts under the Clean Water Act contributing to the receipt of the Region Six Environmental Excellence Award.Mr. Earl
has been a featured speaker on municipal law issues, development law issues, water law issues, open meetings & open records issues, and vested rights in events sponsored by the EPA
, Texas Bar Association
, Edwards Aquifer Authority
, and other governmental and non-governmental agencies.