Roger B. Borgelt

Roger B. Borgelt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Austin, TX

Borgelt Law
 | 614 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 512-600-3467
Fax: None
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (40%),
  • Utilities (40%),
  • Administrative Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

 

Administrative Law and Appeals

Our Firm offers twenty-plus years of experienced legal representation in matters involving ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY LAW. We bring extensive experience and involvement in the Texas political arena and in the administrative agencies at the state, federal and local levels in representating a wide range of clients throughout the State of Texas impacted by administrative and judicial decisions being made here in Austin. 

State agencies have been delegated numerous and enormous regulatory powers by the Texas Legislature. Mr. Borgelt has represented individuals, property owner groups, business entities, elected officials and licensed professionals before more than thirty-five (35) state and federal regulatory agencies in a wide range of administrative law matters and appeals of agency decisions.

Frequently, we are brought in by other lawyers and law firms also needing our Firm's specialized expertise in this practice area, based primarily here in the State’s Capital. 

Civil Litigation and Appeals

We represent individuals, landowners, business entities, political subdivisions, property owner groups, suburban areas and other public and private entities in a wide range of issues where litigation has become necessary.  We represent clients with litigation in civil district and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration, mediation and negotiations leading up to hearings in the courts.  

We have extensive experience in both prosecuting and defending claims of  violations of the TEXAS DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES ACT, in addition to assisting clients with disputes arising in these areas:

* Public Policy  Litigation   

* Property Rights


* Condemnation

* Business Litigation (Contract Disputes/Collections)

* Constitutional Rights

* Consumer Protection/Deceptive Trade Practices


* Local Government Litigation

Environmental Law, Energy and Utility Practice

Our Firm's ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, ENERGY AND UTILITY PRACTICE  assists clients with the following legal issues: 
 

    * Formulating and Litigating Public Policy

    * Permitting

    * Licensing/Certification

    * Rate/Pricing issues

    * Rulemaking

    * Water Rights and Water/Wastewater Utilities

    * Solid Waste

    * Enforcement actions / Administrative penalties 

We represent individuals, business entities, public entities and districts before the TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, the RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS, and the TEXAS PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION.  

The Founder and CEO of the Firm, Roger B. Borgelt, is Immediate Past Chairman of the Public Utility Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and brings experienced representation to a wide range of matters in this important practice area with significant economic outcomes involved.

 

Local Government

Our Firm represents individuals, landowners, neighborhood groups and business entities needing specialized help with the powers and decisions of LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, COMMISSIONS, DISTRICTS AND MUNICIPALITIES, especially in these areas:

Annexation Challenges
Forced Annexations

Development Agreements
Zoning Changes
Building Permits
Neighborhood Groups
Ad Valorem Property Tax Appraisals


Representation of Municipalities and Districts:
We also represent municipalities and local governmental entities and have served as Special Counsel to cities, counties, and special districts on a variety of issues related to growth and development in the Austin and Central Texas area.  We can assist local  governments as general counsel in handling  TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT  and public information policies as well as general legal compliance issues.  

Representation of Businesses and Individuals:
We can also assist businesses and individuals in challenging their AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX APPRAISALS.
 

Campaign Finance and Election Law

OFFICEHOLDERS AND CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE often can see some challenging issues in complying with Texas election law.  We can advise them through the campaign process and compliance with Texas Ethics Commission requirements and the TEXAS ELECTION CODE.  The same applies to Groups wanting to advocate for or against ballot initiatives and propositions.  We can also advise on the creation of  ISSUE ADVOCACY ENTITIES.  We are knowledgeable in campaign finance and election law in Texas, can advise on the completion of required reports, and routinely file or respond to Texas Ethics Commission complaints.

Legislative and Governmental Affairs

In the area of  LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, we have the knowledge and contacts to assist you with federal, state and local governmental entities.

We have served as advisors to statewide officials, state agency staff, management at non-governmental organizations, and as Chair of the 400-member Austin Bar Association Administrative Law Section.

We advise on public policy stances, and whether it is advisable for an office holder or agency official to take a position on a public policy or remain neutral. We are also skilled in formulating new public policies.

We offer pre-eminent legal ability and highest ethical standards in serving our Clients with quality, cost-effective results.

 

Welcome to Borgelt Law

About Roger Borgelt

Admitted: 1989, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.borgeltlaw.com/about-the-firm.php

Honors/Awards:

  • Mr. Borgelt was recently named to Best Lawyers in America for 2013.  He is Immediate Past Chair of the Public Utility Law Section of the State Bar of  Texas.   He  has published and lectured extensively in administrative law, and recently served on the Board of Directors of the Austin Bar Association while chairing its  400-member attorney Administrative Law Section. He is incoming Secretary of the Austin Bar Environmental Law section.  He is also a member of the State Bar Administrative & Public Law Section, the  Environmental and Natural Resources Section, the Oil, Gas & Mineral Section, and the Computer and Technology Section, and is a fifteen-year member of The College of the State Bar of Texas.A distinguished and highly energetic practicing attorney, he is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and serves on its District 9 Nominating Committee.  He is also a Founding Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation, the Texas Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and a member of the Christian Legal Society in addition to numerous current leadership positions and interests in the Austin community including: recent Chair, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas; Vice Chair, Travis County Republican Party; President, Austinites for Action; Executive Committee Member, Small Business Group of Central Texas; Chair, Austin Chamber of Commerce State Environmental Policy Group; and Member, Austin Chamber of Commerce State Issues Innovation & Clean Energy Policy Group. He attended UT as a National Merit Scholar. 

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • admitted - United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mr. Borgelt was recently named to Best Lawyers in America for 2013.  Mr. Borgelt is Immediate Past Chair of the Public Utility Law Section of the State Bar of  Texas.   He  has published and lectured extensively in administrative law, and recently served on the Board of Directors of the Austin Bar Association while chairing its  400-member attorney Administrative Law Section.  He is incoming Secretary of the Austin Bar Environmental Law section.  He is also a member of the State Bar Administrative & Public Law Section, the  Environmental and Natural Resources Section, the Oil, Gas & Mineral Section, and the Computer and Technology Section, and is a fifteen-year member of The College of the State Bar of Texas.A distinguished and highly energetic practicing attorney, he is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and serves on its District 9 Nominating Committee.  He is also a Founding Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation, the Texas Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and a member of the Christian Legal Society. 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Borgelt has served as past Chair,Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas; Vice Chair, Travis County Republican Party; President, Austinites for Action; Executive Committee Member, Small Business Group of Central Texas; Chair, Austin Chamber of Commerce State Environmental Policy Group; Member, Austin Chamber of Commerce State Issues Innovation & Clean Energy Policy Group; and Member, Real Estate Council of Austin.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Texas Administrative Discovery (Co-Author) 1990, Contested Case Workshop, Travis County Bar Association, 1990Informal Dispositions, Essentials of Administrative Law Seminar, Travis County Bar Association, 1992Ex Parte Issues and Questions, Nuts and Bolts of Administrative Law, Travis County Bar Association, 2003 and 2004Civil Investigative Demands: How to Respond? The University of Texas Advanced Administrative Law Seminar, 2008Texas Water Utilities: Developments in Expedited Release, Public Necessity, and Legislation, State Bar of Texas Public Utility Law Section Annual Meeting and Seminar, 2009

Educational Background:

  • Mr. Borgelt attended the Univerity of Texas as a National Merit Scholar.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology before graduating from The University of Texas School of Law in 1988.

Industry Groups

  • Administrative
  • Civil Litigation
  • Election
  • Environmental
  • Local Government
  • Utility
Office Location for Roger B. Borgelt

614 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.
Austin, TX 78746

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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