Spanning over two decades, Bradford E. Bullock primarily practices trial and appellate law, defending local governments and their officials in complex state and federal litigation claims, including those brought under the First Amendment, RLUIPA, the Fair Housing Act, Section 1983, the Voting Rights Act, state and federal takings claims, and the Texas Tort Claims Act, among others.
He graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law (1995), and received a B.A. from St. Mary’s in International Relations, Magna Cum Laude (1992).
His career in government started with the Texas House of Representatives, where he was a legislative attorney during the 75th legislative session for a state representative. As a legislative attorney, he reviewed proposed legislation and made recommendations on its impact, helped draft proposed legislation, and fielded constituent questions and concerns.
Thereafter, Mr. Bullock went to work for the City of San Antonio as an Assistant City Attorney, first in municipal court, then in the City’s civil litigation division. During his time with San Antonio, Mr. Bullock not only prosecuted municipal cases, but also assisted in drafting significant legislation, including the City’s sexually oriented business ordinance. Mr. Bullock was also the lead attorney in important and newsworthy nuisance abatement proceedings against certain sexually oriented businesses and was the City’s counsel in Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings cases related to successful revocation of alcoholic beverage licenses.
Mr. Bullock has a long-standing relationship with the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool and is recognized by it as one of the top municipal land-use attorneys in the state. TMLIRP routinely assigns difficult and often complex land-use claims to Mr. Bullock because of his record of success on behalf of his clients. Mr. Bullock also handles human resource issues on behalf of municipalities. He is routinely consulted by cities for advice on the termination of police personnel and has successfully defended wrongful police terminations claims both in state court and at SOAH in the context of F-5 hearings. Mr. Bullock has negotiated numerous separation agreements on behalf of cities, not only as to police personnel, but also city managers, and other employees who have threatened legal action. Mr. Bullock has also litigated complex government bidding and breach of contract claims.
Mr. Bullock is also a published author and frequent speaker on municipal litigation matters, including the Fair Housing Act, Governmental Immunity, First Amendment issues, and takings and land use.