I am involved in a legal dispute with my association over them violating our deed restrictions as it pertains to Special Assessment Fees. I would like to hire an attorney, but am not certain what practice area that I need to search.
Family Law Attorney
Any decent real estate or contract attorney should be able to assist you. There are some that specialize in HOA issues, but that's rare.
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In general, you would be looking for a real estate attorney, one that handles real estate litigation would be preferable. (the other type being purely transactional). Beyond that, some HOA experience is necessary, but if you do a search for HOA attorney, most likely all you will find are attorneys that represent HOA's.
Construction / Development Lawyer
You need to retain a real estate or construction attorney that litigates. Your issues do not involve transactions, so a real estate closing attorney with an office practice would not be overly helpful.
You did not specify what sort of homeowner's association is at issue. For example, condominiums have a homeowner's association. You can review Texas law on condominium regimes and homeowner's associations at the following web link to give you an idea about HOA powers:
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