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Richard Scott Alagood

Richard Scott Alagood

also known as Scott Alagood, R. Scott Alagood

About me

Scott is a Denton native and has been practicing law for 20 years. A graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law. Scott is board certified in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and the U. S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. He is Preeminent, AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell and been voted a Texas Super Lawyer by his peers for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2004, and 2003. He primarily represents clients in real estate matters including, condemnation and eminent domain. He also represents his clients in Civil Litigation and  Small Business Consulting, which includes forming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships. He handles a wide variety of serious and complex cases involving governmental municipalities. Scott strives to address his client's needs quickly and efficiently as possible to achieve optimal results for his clients. He believes that by exploring and explaining options his clients can make informed decisions. In addition to his law practice, Scott is involved in the Denton Community. Scott  serves as Chairman of the Denton County Lake Ray Roberts Planning Commission, Director, Denton County Bar Association, and serves on First State Bank's Advisory Board for Denton County, Texas. 


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 90%
    22 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    22 years



Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Darcy Elizabeth Loveless

    I have worked with Scott on several real estate matters over the years and two receiverships. I have found him to be thorough, professional, articulate, and prepared. I would highly recommend him.


    Darcy Loveless Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Scott Reib Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James Reib Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info


319 W. Oak Street
Denton, TX, 76201


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2015
2014 Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Best of Denton, Best Law FIrm, Second PlaceDenton Record Chronicle2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2003
Board Certified - Residential and Commerical Real Estate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Real Estate AttorneyAlagood Cartwright Burke PC2014 - Present
Real Estate AttorneyAlagood & Cartwright, P.C.2003 - Present
PartnerPhilips Hopkins, P.C.2001 - 2003
Sole PractionerR. Scott Alagood, P. C.1998 - 2001
Associate AttorneyHayes, Coffey & Berry, P.C.1992 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pilot Point Youth Sports AssociationBoard Member and Trustee2011 - 2012
Denton County Advisory Board - First State BankBoard Member2010 - Present
Lake Ray Roberts Planning CommissionCommissioner2009 - Present
Denton County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Denton Chamber of CommerceMember2001 - Present
Denton County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Denton County Bar Association, Real Estate, Trust, and Probate Law SectionN/A2000 - Present
State Bar CollegeMember1996 - 1997
State Bar of TexasMember1992 - Present
U.S. Supreme Court - Northern and Eastern DistrictsN/A1992 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Denton Business ChronicleCommercial Lease Review - Part Two2015
Denton Business ChronicleNew Authority Concerning Building Within the ETJ2015
Denton Business ChronicleHail Claims2015
Denton Business ChronicleTexas Title Insurance Mineral Coverage2015
Denton Business ChronicleCommercial Lease Review - Part One2014
Denton Business ChronicleReceiverships2014
Denton Business ChronicleForeclosure of a Property Owner's Association Lien2014
Denton Business ChronicleTexas Recording Statutes2014
Denton Business ChronicleWhen an Opinion is Fraud2014
Denton Business ChronicleHow to Choose an Attorney2014
Denton Business ChronicleBuying and Selling a Business2014
Denton Business ChronicleAdverse Possession2014
Denton Business ChronicleSeller's Disclosure of Property Conditions of a Residential Property Transaction2014
Denton Business ChronicleReverse Mortgages2014
Denton Business ChronicleEminent Domain2014
Denton Business ChronicleContracts: When is one in Writing Required2014
Denton Business ChronicleServicemembers' Civil Relief Act2014
Denton Business Chronicle published by the Denton Record ChronicleOvertime Claims and the Fair Labor Standards Act2014
Denton Business ChronicleChanges in Texas Justice Courts2013
Denton Business ChronicleTitle Insurance: What it is and What it isn't2013
Denton Business ChronicleMechanic's and Materialman's Lien Claims: A Few Pitfalls2013
Denton Business ChronicleThe Bill of Rights: A Tale of Constitutional Compromise2013
Denton Business ChronicleBuying Property at Foreclosure Sales: A Deal or a Dud2013
Denton Business ChronicleResidential Construction Defects2012
Denton Business ChronicleFull Refund of Security Deposit - Fact or Fiction?2012
Denton Business ChronicleWhen Should I Use a Quitclaim Deed in Texas2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Texas A&M UniversityFinanceB.B.A.,1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE ProgramReceiverships2014
Pearls of Wisdom - Texas Advanced Paralegal SeminarResidential Leasing in Texas2011
Denton County Paralegal Association10 Questions Concerning Residential Leasing2010
The Effects of the Barnett Shale on Denton CountyDrafting a Mineral Deed2008
Denton County Trial Lawyers AssociationResidential Construction Defects - Following H.B. 7302005
DCBA Practice Skills Course 2005New and Interesting Things in Texas Real Estate Law2005
Denton County Bar Association, Family Law SectionReal Estate Transactions and Documentation2004