Steven W. Dimitt

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Dallas, Texas

Platt Richmond PLLC
Steven W. Dimitt
Platt Richmond PLLC

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Construction Litigation, Land Use & Zoning; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2009

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

Platt Richmond PLLC

1201 N Riverfront Blvd
Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75207 Visit website


Licensed to practice in Texas since 2009, Steven W. Dimitt functions as a partner at the Platt Richmond PLLC, from their office in Dallas. He focuses on representing commercial clients in matters of real estate, land use and zoning, and construction. Handling all aspects of real estate development from site selection to construction, lease and the final sale of the project, he is committed to solving complex real estate and construction litigation matters.

Mr. Dimitt secured his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and went on to secure his Juris Doctor cum laude from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Utilizing the knowledge and experiences gained over these years, he also helps his clients navigate matters of negotiating purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, development agreements and property management agreements. With clientele including landlords and tenants, he also negotiates commercial leases, mid level and high-rise office leasing, and industrial leasing from single to multi-tenant industrial parks.

Concentrating primarily on negotiating deals, Mr. Dimitt has extensive experience drafting contracts for developers, general contractors and subcontractors, which enable them to minimize risks to exposure before starting a new project. Involving himself in all phases of the litigation process from investigation to trial, he zealously advocates for property owners and other individuals in issues of land use, including zoning changes, specific use permits, abandonments, annexation, signage, permitting and planned development districts.

Recognizing his legal acumen and dedication to serving his clients with commitment, Mr. Dimitt has been named to the list of D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (Land Use & Zoning: 2016 – 2019, Real Estate: 2022) and The Best Lawyers in America in Construction (2023). He has affiliations with the Dallas Builders Association and The Real Estate Council. He has also been rated “Excellent” on Avvo.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Construction Litigation: Business, Land Use/Zoning

Focus areas

Construction Defects

  • 50% Real Estate: Business
  • 30% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20% Land Use/Zoning

First Admitted: 2009, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “The City of Dallas Bolsters Its Regulations on Construction in the Public Right‐of‐Way,” June 2019
  • “Texas Supreme Court Affirms Property Owners’ Rights Within the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction,” September 2016
  • “Tips for Handling a RLUIPA Lawsuit,” American Bar Association, April 2017
  • “A Prevailing Party May Now Recover Attorney’s Fees in a Vested Rights Dispute,” June 2017
  • “RLUIPA and Islamic Society of Basking Ridge v. Township of Bernards: Defining and Protecting the Intersection of Property Law and Religious Freedom for All Faiths,” Real Estate, Condemnation, and Trust Section of the Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, July 2017
  • “The Texas Tree Mitigation Fee Credit Bill is Resurrected from the Dead,” September 2017
  • “Dallas Court of Appeals Holds Municipalities Cannot Enforce Building Codes in Their ETJs,” June 2018
Educational Background:
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A. Business Management
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • TREC Associate Leadership Council, 2018
  • The Real Estate Council
  • Dallas Builders Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America in Construction, 2023
  • “Rising Star” in Real Estate, Texas SuperLawyers, 2022
  • “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (Land Use & Zoning: 2016 – 2019, Real Estate: 2022), D Magazine
  • Rated “Excellent” on Avvo

Office location for Steven W. Dimitt

1201 N Riverfront Blvd
Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: 430-413-1181


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

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