Michael B. Thurman

Michael B. Thurman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Thurman & Phillips, P.C.
 | 4093 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-341-2020
Fax: 210-344-6460
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (80%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Michael B. Thurman is a founding partner and sole shareholder of Thurman & Phillips, P.C. (1976).  Michael possesses extensive experience in community association, business, corporate, business acquisitions, and real estate related matters. Michael is Board Certified by the Board of Legal Specialization in both Real Estate Law-Residential and Property Owner Association Law.   His experience comes not only from being a practicing attorney since 1976, but also from his practical experience as a principal and director in various entities engaged in real estate acquisition, development, construction, contracting and retail.   Although experienced in a broad spectrum of legal areas, Michael has selectively restricted his primary areas of practice to community associations, restrictions interpretation and enforcement, commercial and residential real estate, business and corporate law. Michael represents a large number of community associations in Bexar county and other counties from South Texas to Burnett county.  Michael has served as general counsel for Stone Oak Property Owners Association, Inc., the largest mixed use development in Bexar County.  Michael is AV rated, which is the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell on attorneys considered to have “Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability” with the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct.  Michael has been recognized multiple times as a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly magazine and one of the “Best Lawyers in San Antonio” in SA Scene Magazine. 








About Michael Thurman

Admitted: 1976, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.thurman-phillips.com/about.htm#thurman


  • Top Lawyers in Texas by The Legal Network 2015 and 2016., Top Lawyers in Texas, The Legal Network
  • Nominated by public and received recognition as one of the Best Attorneys in San Antonio by Scene Magazine, Best Attorneys in San Antonio, Scene Magazine, 2015
  • Nominated by peers in the legal profession and received honor multiple years, Received Super Lawyers recognition multiple years, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Rated 8.2 Excellent, AVVO Rated, AVVO, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Inaugural Class of Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization-Property Owner Association Law, 2019
  • Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization- Residential Real Estate Law Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization- Property Owner Association Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Community Association Institute-San Antonio Director Member Community Association Institute-San Antonio Member Community Association Institute-National Included in inaugural class of Board Certified by the Texas Board of Specialization-Property Owner Association Law  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Legislative Fixes for New Laws Overview of 2011 Legislative Changes affecting Community Associations Enforcement of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions by Homeowner Associations Texas Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Liens Enforcement and Foreclosure of Mechanic’s Liens in Texas
  • Preparation of Handbook including Chapters 202, 207 and 209 Texas Property Code with highlights from 2015 Legislative Changes, Lecture and writing, 2015 Legislative Changes, Texas legislature, Community Associations And Community Managers, 2015
  • Speaker and powerpoint presentation for training of community association managers., Lecture/Powerpoint, Texas Property Code Chapter 209 Overview, Community Associations And Management Companies, 2019


  • Sale of premier country club resort $38,000,000.00 Sale of national construction/insulation company $48,000,000.00 Representation of largest Mixed Use Development in Bexar County for 15+ years  

Representative Clients:

  • The Firm represents over 300 community associations Representative Clients: Stone Oak Property Owners Association, Inc.-San Antonio Canyon Springs Homeowners Association-San Antonio, Texas Island Moorings Homeowners Association-Port Aransas, Texas Master Kings Crossing Homeowners Association-Corpus Christi, Texas Clearwater Harbor Homeowners Association-Kingsland, Texas Key Allegro Canal Property Owners Association-Rockport, Texas Crescent Bluff Property Owners Association-Georgetown, Texas, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Texas Tech University 1973 BBA St. Mary's University School of Law- J.D. 1976

Industry Groups

  • Board Certified By The Texas Board Of Legal Specialization-Residential Real Estate Law and Property
  • College Of The State Bar
  • Community Association Institute
  • State Bar Construction Law Section
  • State Bar Real Estate And Probate Section
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Office Location for Michael B. Thurman

4093 De Zavala Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78249

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Last Updated: 8/27/2019

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