Steve Adler

Mayor, City of Austin, Texas 2015-2023; Honors: American Lawyer Magazine, “Best Lawyer in Eminent Domain,” 2007-2014; Texas Monthly, “Texas Super Lawyer,” Eminent Domain, 2007 and 2008; “Best Lawyers in America,” Eminent Domain and Condemnation, 2007-2014. Author: O’Connor’s Property Code Plus, Chapter 21 Eminent Domain (2007-2015). Chair, Eminent Domain/Condemnation Committee, American Bar Association, Real Property Section (1995-1998). Chair and Lecturer: CLE International Austin Eminent Domain Program, 2006-2013. Lecturer: “Trial Tactics,” University of Texas, 1987-89; “Eminent Domain,” Advanced Real Estate Seminar, State Bar of Texas, 1993; “Eminent Domain,” American Bar Association Convention 1994, 1995, 1998; “Land Use Civil Rights,” CLE International Program, 1998, 2003; Advanced Real Estate Drafting Seminar, 2003; Texas Convention, International Right of Way Association, Texas Convention, 2003, 2010. Publications: “Texas Measure of Remainder Property Damage: A Review of Schmidt,” 22nd Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain, Southwestern Legal Foundation, 1992; “The Taking of Property,” Advanced Real Estate Seminar, State Bar of Texas, 1993; “Takings and related Causes of Action Under Federal and Texas Law,” 24th Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain, Southwestern Legal Foundation, 1994; “Road to Confusion,” ABA Journal (November 1994). Eminent Domain Consultant, Texas Department of Agriculture 1985. Substitute Judge, Municipal Court, Sunset Valley, Texas 1987-94.


Credentials
Admission Details

  • 1982, Texas Bar
  • 1985, District of Columbia Bar
  • Fifth Circuit Court of
  • Appeals
U.S. District Court,
  • Western District of Texas
U.S.
  • District Court, Northern
  • District of Texas
U.S. Supreme
  • Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Law School Attended

  • University of Texas
 Class of 1982
 J.D.

University Attended

  • Princeton University-Woodrow Wilson School
    • Class of 1978
B.A

Bar Fellowship

  • Texas Bar Foundation. Fellow: College of the State Bar of Texas, 2008;
  • Lifetime Fellow, State Bar of Texas Foundation.