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William M. Mckamie
William M. Mckamie
Principal
P 210-546-2122 - F 210-546-2130
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William “Mick” McKamie is a civil trial lawyer with a significant portion of his practice dedicated to representing governmental entities.

Mr. McKamie currently serves as the City Attorney for the Cities of Amarillo and Alpine.

He is a former Assistant City Attorney for Lubbock (1979-81) and City Attorney for Greenville (1983-87). He has also served as City Attorney for the Cities of Boerne, Hondo, Leon Valley, Richwood, Somerville, Ferris and Cottonwood Shores, as Interim City Attorney for the City of Euless, and General Counsel for the Laredo Housing Authority.  He serves as Special Counsel to the Presidio International Port Authority.

He is a frequent speaker and panelist on municipal and public law issues, focusing on Open Government, land use litigation, annexation and boundary disputes, governmental and official immunity, Fair Housing, Whistleblower Act, EEOC and employment discrimination, damages and remedies issues, and complex civil litigation. He is an Original Member of the Housing Authority Defense Attorneys Association.

Mr. McKamie earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his J.D. from the Texas Tech School of Law, where he also earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

  • Court AdmissionsOpen or Close
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Practice AreasOpen or Close
    • Municipal and public law issues
    • Open government
    • Land use litigation
    • Annexation and boundary disputes
    • Governmental and official immunity
    • Fair housing
    • Whistleblower Act
    • EEOC and employment discrimination
    • Damages and remedies issues
    • Complex civil litigation
  • Representative CasesOpen or Close

    Flores v. City of Boerne, 521 U.S. 507 (1997), Land use – Religious freedom [landmark case]

    Sandy Creek Invstr. v. City of Jonestown, Texas, 325 F. 3d 623 (5th Cir. 2003), Land use – takings, ripeness, zoning [landmark case]

    Reyes v. City of Laredo, 335 S.W. 3d 605 (Tex. 2010), Tort Claims Act – actual notice requirements [landmark case]

    Howard v. City of Kerrville, 75 S.W. 3d 112 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2002, writ denied), Land use – takings, platting, moratoria [landmark case]

    Ransom v. Center For Health Care Services, 2 S.W.3d 643 (Tex. App. – San Antonio, 1999, writ denied), Tort Claims Act – use of motor vehicle [landmark case]

    City of Laredo v. R. Vela Exxon, 966 S.W. 2d 673 (Tex. App. – San Antonio, 1998, writ denied), Land use – takings [landmark case]

    Benefit Trust Life Ins. Co. v. Littles, 869 S.W. 2d 453 (Tex. App. – San Antonio, 1992, no writ), Bad Faith (City of Victoria) $800,000 verdict for our client on counterclaim

    LJD Properties, Inc. v. Greenville, 753 S.W. 2d 204 (Tex. App. – Dallas 1990, no writ), Land use – takings, nuisance [landmark case]

    City of Sundown v. Shewmake, 691 S.W. 2d 57 (Tex. App. – Amarillo, 1982, no writ), Nuisance [landmark case]

    City of Grey Forest v. Vernon, 254 S.W. 3d 548 (Tex. App. – Amarillo, 2008, no writ), Apparent authority in municipal context [landmark case]

    Smartt v. City of Laredo, 254 S.W. 3d 548 (Tex. App. – Amarillo, 2007, no writ), Local regulation of sexually-oriented business

  • Certifications and DistinctionsOpen or Close
    • Board Certified Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1992)
    • AV-Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
    • Research Fellow of the Center for American and International Law
    • Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
    • First member to be elected twice as Chair of the Government Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
    • Certificate of Merit in Municipal Law from the Texas City Attorneys Association (2012)
  • EducationOpen or Close
    • B.A., Government (Presidential Politics), University of Texas, 1972
      • Chapter President, Phi Sigma Kappa (Social)
    • J.D., Texas Tech University, 1978
    • M.P.A. (City Management Track), Texas Tech University, 1981
      • Dean’s List, Texas Tech University
    • Overseas Study – Comparative Government–Europe, American University, 1970
  • HonorsOpen or Close
    • Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award, International Municipal Lawyers Association (2011)
    • AV-Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
    • Named to the Texas Super Lawyers list, as published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2014-2016
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2014, Litigation – Municipal, Municipal Law
    • Best Lawyers in Texas
    • Best Lawyers in San Antonio
    • Pi Alpha Alpha (Academic – Public Administration)
    • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985
  • Professional Memberships and ActivitiesOpen or Close
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Research Fellow, Center for American and International Law
    • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Chancellor’s Council, University of Texas System (2010-present)
    • Government Law Section, State Bar of Texas (Council member, 2006-14; Chair, 2008-2009 and 2010-11)
    • Housing Authority Defense Attorneys Association (Original Member, 2002 -present)
    • Hunt County Tax Appraisal District Board of Directors (Secretary, 1986-1987)
    • Texas City Attorneys Association (Board of Directors, 1984-1987; Recorder, 1986-1987; Member 1983-present)
  • Presentations and PublicationsOpen or Close
    • Public Information and Records (Panelist), Austin Chapter, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, 2014
    • Open Government and Employment, TML HR Workshop for Public Officials, 2014
    • Open Government after Alpine II and Adkisson, University of Texas System 14th Annual Legal Conference, 2014
    • The Ethical Challenges of Representing Entities (Panelist and Presenter), City of San Antonio Team Building and CLE, 2014
    • Texas Tort Claims Act Basics (Paper only), Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar, Texas Municipal Center, 2014
    • Texas Open Meetings Act – Constitutional?, Bill of Rights, Litigating the Constitution, 7th Annual Bill of Rights Seminar, State Bar of Texas, 2013
    • Texas Open Meetings Act – Constitutional?, City of Austin Open Government Seminar, 2013
    • Transparency in Government (Panelist), Leadership Summit 2013, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, 2013
    • Political Subdivision Liability under the Texas Tort Claims Act, Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar, Texas Municipal Center, 2013
    • Legal Q&A, Together, Finding Solutions, Texas City Management Association, 2013
    • Political Subdivision Liability under the Texas Tort Claims Act, Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar, Texas Municipal Center, 2012
    • Open Government Panel (Panelist), State Bar of Texas Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, 2012
    • Political Subdivision Liability under the Texas Tort Claims Act Presentation, Suing & Defending Governmental Entities Boot Camp, State Bar of Texas, 2012
    • Texas Open Meetings Act – “Constitutional?” Advanced Administrative Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2011
    • Ethical Considerations in Social Networking, Best Practices in Government Law Course, State Bar of Texas 2011
    • Legislative Update — Community Development, Economic Development, Code Enforcement, Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program, 2011
    • Transparency in Government (Panelist), Leadership Summit 2011, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, 2011
    • Open Government Panel, Social Networking, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, 2010
    • Local Regulation of Sexually Oriented Businesses, American Planning Association, Texas Chapter, 2009
    • Open Government Panel, Public Information and the First Amendment, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, 2009
    • Course Director, Suing and Defending Governmental Entities, State Bar of Texas, 2009
    • Annexation, Quasi-Annexation, S.P.A.’s and Weird Boundary Things, Land Use Planning Conference, University of Texas School of Law CLE, 2008
    • Local Regulation of Sexually Oriented Businesses, San Antonio Christian Legal Society, 2007
    • Legal and Liability Issues, Colloquium, Center for Public Service, Texas Tech University, 2007
    • Dealing with the Media, Texas City Attorneys Association Summer Conference, 2007
    • Zoning and Sexually Oriented Businesses, Suing and Defending Governmental Entities, State Bar of Texas, 2007
    • Local Governments, Types and Powers, Advanced Real Estate Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2007
    • Local Regulation of Sexually Oriented Businesses, Texas City Attorneys Association Summer Conference, 2006
    • Local Regulation of Sexually Oriented Businesses, Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Boot Camp, State Bar of Texas, 2006
    • EEOC Update, Employment Law Seminar, Texas Municipal Human Resources Association, 2006
    • Anatomy of a Trial, San Antonio College Law Enforcement Training, 2004
    • Deliberate Indifference, Institute for Law Enforcement, Center for American and International Law, 2004
    • Anatomy of a Trial, Institute for Law Enforcement, Center for American and International Law, 2004
    • The Relationship between the City Council and the City’s Top Officials, Texas Municipal League Annual Conference, 2004
    • What Exactly is Deliberate Indifference?, Suing and Defending Governmental Entities, State Bar of Texas 2002
    • Deliberate Indifference, Conscious Indifference and Reckless Disregard, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool Workshop for Attorneys, 2002
    • Local Regulation of Sexually Oriented Businesses, Texas City Attorneys Association, 2002
    • Recent Cases of Interest to Cities, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool Workshop for Attorneys, 2000; 2001
    • Recent State Law Enforcement Cases, Texas Department of Public Safety Management Training, 2001
    • Recent Federal Law Enforcement Cases, Texas Department of Public Safety Management Training, 2001
    • Texas Whistleblower Act, Employment Law 101, Texas Municipal League, 2000; 2001;             2002; 2003
    • Public Official Liability, Texas Municipal League Seminar for Public Officials, 2000
    • Privacy Rights in Public Employment, Public Sector Employment Law Update, Council on Education in Management, 1998
    • Handling Regulatory Taking and Due Process Claims, Litigating the Land Use Case, Municipal Legal Studies Center, Southwestern Legal Foundation, 1997
    • General Nuisance, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool Attorney Workshop, 1997
    • Damages: Is Mental Anguish a Part of Property Damage?, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool Attorney Workshop, 1996
    • Discovery, Sanctions and Other Potential Pitfalls under the Federal Rules, Federal Civil Litigation, 1996; 1997
    • Damages: Is Mental Anguish a Part of Property Damage?, Suing and Defending Governmental Entities, State Bar of Texas, 1996
    • Discovery, Sanctions and Other Potential Pitfalls under the Federal Rules, Federal Civil Litigation, 1995
    • Protecting the Investigation in Civil Litigation, Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, 1995
    • Discovery and Cities, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool Workshop for Attorneys, 1993
    • Special Challenges Facing Public Sector Employers, Personnel Law Update 1993, Council on Education in Management
    • Texas State and Fifth Circuit Legal Developments, Personnel Law Update 1993, Council on Education in Management
    • Bidding on Public Contracts, Texas City Attorneys Association, 1992
    • Legal Question & Answer Clinic, Institute for Mayors and Council Members 1990; 1991
    • Legal Q & A: General Law Cities; Legal Q & A: Home Rule Cities, Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners 26th Annual Institute; 1992
    • Privilege of Self-Critical Analysis, Texas City Attorneys Association, 1992
    • Open Meetings and Records Acts, Panelist, Texas City Attorneys Association, 1991; 1992; 1994
    • Open Meetings and Open Records Acts, Mayors and Council Members, Texas Municipal League Annual Conference, 1988
    • City Council Relations with City Attorney, Institute for Mayors and Council Members, 1987
    • Pros & Cons-Drug Testing of Police Officers, Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute, 1987
    • Immigration Law and Its Impact on Cities, Institute for Mayors and Council Members, 1986
    • Recent Case Developments in Municipal Law, Texas City Attorneys Association, State Bar of Texas, 1984; 1995
  • PersonalOpen or Close
    • Texas Exes (Life Member)
    • Longhorn Foundation
    • President, Bowie PTA 1989-1990
    • District Chairman, Tawakoni District, Circle 10 Council, Boy Scouts of America
    • 2LT, MPC, U. S. Army, 1972-75
Latest News & Notes
October 12th, 2017
SuperLawyer announced

Partner Mick McKamie has again been named a SuperLawyer for 2017 in State, Local and Municipal Law. https://profiles.superlawyers.com/texas/san-antonio/lawyer/william-m-mckamie/927102b6-7726-446f-bd8c-ee78eebf89f5.html This is Mick’s 4th consecutive year to be recognized as a Texas SuperLawyer. CONGRATS!!!!

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