Patty Akers has over thirty years of legal experience representing cities and local government clients. Her practice focuses upon representing cities as city attorney and in land use development and environmental issues.
In addition, she routinely handles economic development issues, zoning, subdivision regulation, annexation, utility development and the review, evaluation and revision of municipal ordinances that are related to such issues.
She serves as City Attorney for Bee Cave and Marble Falls in addition to doing special project work for various other cities regarding land use development, economic development, environmental and annexation issues.
She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Education and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.
She is licensed by the Texas Bar Association, the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
Prior to joining Akers & Akers, she was a partner in the Austin firm of Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta, where she headed up the firm’s Municipal Law Section. She has previously been employed as senior environmental council to the Lower Colorado River Authority, Assistant City Attorney to the City of Dallas, in private practice in east Texas where she represented numerous cities and as a staff attorney for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).
She joined Akers & Akers in July, 2009 to which she brings a wealth of experience and reputation.