Robert E. Hager

Equity Partner

Nichols Jackson, LLP
1800 Ross Tower
500 N. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-965-9900
Fax: 214-965-0010
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1978 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence Honors: Cum Laude Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1984 LL.M., Master of Law(s) Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1974 B.A., Bachelor of Arts Honors: With Honors    
Texas, 1978 Michigan, 1978 Florida, 1981 U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1979 U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981 U.S. Tax Court, 1981
Practice Areas:
Municipal Law Employment Law Economic Development Land Use & Zoning Fire and Law Enforcement Real Estate

Nearly 40 years of experience representing cities throughout Texas
Currently serves as City Attorney for the Cities of Coppell, Duncanville, Lancaster, Red Oak and Rice.
Currently serves as general counsel for the Duncanville, Ennis, Lancaster, Ennis, Red Oak, Pilot Point and Bartonville Economic Development Corporations
Serves as general counsel for the Lancaster and Coppell Recreation Development Corporations
Serves as general counsel for the Coppell Land Development Corporation
Serves as special litigation counsel throughout Texas and has been lead counsel on several reported cases affecting municipal law
Serves as special counsel for law enforcement and firefighter civil service hearings and numerous special investigations
Recognized author and speaker on various aspects of municipal law
Member, Texas City Attorneys Association

Representative Cases:
City of Seagoville v. Lytle, 227 S.W.3d 401 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2007 )City of University Park v. Van Doren, 65 S.W.3d 240 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2001 )Hansen v. Town of Flower Mound, 679 F.2d 497 (5th Cir. 1982 )