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Robert W. Doggett

Robert W. Doggett

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    Please note that I do not accept applications for assistance directly.  You must apply for services at the appropriate organization (e.g., Texas RioGrande Legal Aid at 888-988-9996,  Thanks.


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    TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199008/25/2015

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    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Impact AwardPoverty Law Section, State Bar of Texas2011
    Certificate of Recognition of Outstanding AdvocacyPoverty Law Section, State Bar of Texas2009
    HouserTexas Low Income Housing Information Service2007
    Legal Assistance AwardAssociation of Community Organizations for Reform2007
    Golden Gavel Service AwardSouthern Methodist University School of Law1996
    A.J. Thomas Jr. Award for Outstanding ServiceSouthern Methodist University School of Law1990
    Outstanding ServiceState Bar of Texas Student Division1990

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    General CounselTexas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.2012 - Present
    Volunteer AttorneyTexas Low Income Housing Information Service2003 - 2011
    Team Manager - Foreclosure DefenseTexas Rio Grande Legal Aid Inc2001 - 2012
    Code Compliance Division ChiefCity of Dallas, City Attorney's Office1999 - 2001
    Impact/Public Policy Section ChiefLegal Services of North Texas (now LANWT)1994 - 1999
    Staff AttorneyHousing Crisis Center/Dallas Tenants' Assn1990 - 1994


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    American Bar AssociationN/A2011 - 2012
    Texas Real Estate Commission - Committee on Broker ResponsibilitiesMember2010 - 2010
    Texas Supreme Court - SB 1448 Task ForceMember2009 - 2009
    United States Court of Federal Claims Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
    United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitN/A2008 - Present
    United States Supreme Court BarN/A2008 - Present
    Poverty Law Section of State Bar of TexasMember2007 - Present
    State Bar of Texas, Housing Law Task ForceChair2006 - 2008
    United States District Court for the Southern District of TexasN/A2003 - Present
    United States District Court for the Western District of TexasN/A2003 - Present
    State Bar of Texas, Legal Services to Poor in Civil MattersCommitee Member2001 - 2002
    United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasN/A1997 - Present


    Publication NameTitleDate
    Foreclosure BuzzMultiple2011
    Legal FrontKeeping Up With Housing -- One Perspective2009
    Legal FrontNew Regs Coming (at page 23)2008
    Legal FrontSurfing for Paris Hilton (and Limits on Refi Costs) at page 242007
    Legal FrontHousing Thoughts2006
    Legal FrontHousing Law Update2006
    Legal FrontHB 1823 Affects Contracts for Deed and Lease Options2005
    Legal FrontWhat are we doing about foreclosures?2003
    Legal FrontI see carpetbaggers, and they don't know they are carpetbaggers2003


    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Southern Methodist UniversityN/AJuris Doctor1990
    Texas A&M UniversityN/ABusiness Administration1987

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    SBOT Poverty Law ConferenceIns and Outs of Working with Orgs2013
    Texas Legal Services CenterEviction Procedure2012
    SBOT Poverty Law ConferenceE-Filing and PDF Creation2012
    National Legal Aid and Defender AssociationStrategic Use of Messaging and Media2012
    National Legal Aid and Defender AssociationEstablishing State Level Policies and Procedures Around the National Mortgage Settlement2012
    State Bar of Texas, Consumer and Commercial Law SectionForeclosure Defenses2011
    Real Estate Journalism Conf - NAREEForeclosure Crisis2011
    Poverty Law Conference - State Bar of TexasPracticing Law and Wellness2011
    Poverty Law Conference - State Bar of TexasContracts for Deed2011
    First Friday - Poverty Law Section SBOTLegislative Update: Housing2011
    Austin Tenants' CouncilLandlord-Tenant Law Update2011
    Annual Educational Seminar - Texas Mortgage Bankers AssociationRight or Wrong, What Will Get You Sued2011
    ABA General Practice, Solo, & Small Firm Div.Selected Issues in Foreclosure Defense2011
    Travis County Volunteer Legal Services - Foreclosure and Landlord/Tenant SeminarForeclosure Defense2010
    Texas Housing Law Task Force (Houston)Mortgage Defense2010
    Suing/Defending Lending InstitutionsTen Things Lender Lawyers Should Know2010
    Senate International Relations and Trade Committee (Interim Hearing)Invited Testimony: Predatory Lending Practices on Texas Border2010
    Senate Committee on Intergovernmental RelationsHOA Issues Affecting Homeowners2010
    Senate Committee on Business & CommerceLoan Servicing Issues2010
    San Antonio Bar Assn: Stopping Foreclosures: Debtor & Creditor PerspectivesLoan Servicer Abuse and Remedies2010
    Poverty Law ConferenceAdvanced Foreclosure Defense Strategies2010
    Corpus Christi Bar Assn LuncheonForeclosure Defense2010
    Arkansas Poverty ConferenceImpact Litigation Strategies2010
    Arkansas Legal Aid ConferenceState Foreclosure Defenses2010
    Arkansas Foreclosure Defense PrimerState Foreclosure Defense Strategies2010
    ABA General Practice, Solo, Small Firm ConferenceForeclosure Defenses for FHA Loans2010
    UT Law - Public Interest Law AssnBorder Wall - In Defense of Property Rights2009
    Texas Senate Committee on Intergovernmental RelationsInvited Testimony: Foreclosures and Predatory Lending Practices2009
    Texas House Committee on Urban AffairsInvited Testimony: Foreclosures and Predatory Lending Practices2009
    Texas House Committee on Pensions, Investments and Financial ServicesInvited Testimony: Foreclosures and Predatory Lending Practices2009
    Housing Law Task ForceLegislative Changes2009
    First Friday CLEProtecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act2009
    Advanced Consumer and Commercial LawForeclosure Defense2009
    TX Supreme Ct Hearing on Civil Legal Services for the PoorPoverty Law Section presentation (on behalf of Nelson Mock who could not attend)2008
    Advanced Consumer and Commercial LawForeclosure Update2008
    Texas Assn of Realtors, GalvestonTenant Perspective in Property Managment2007
    Poverty Law ConferenceHousing Law Update2007
    Poverty Law ConferenceContracts for Deed (and lease options)2007