D. KIRK SWINNEY joined MVBA in April, 1990. Kirk provides legal representation to our clients in the areas of appraisal district litigation, property value study litigation and general litigation. He has extensive experience in the state courts and in United States bankruptcy court. Kirk has litigated numerous cases before the district and appellate courts.
Prior to joining MVBA, Kirk was First Assistant City Attorney for the City of Midland where he practiced in a wide range of litigation fields including contracts and local government law and procedures. He has been a speaker and writer for the Texas Municipal League/Texas City Attorneys Association Conferences, as well as a frequent advisor to Texas municipalities regarding issues such as constitutional procedures, utilities, all types of local taxes, and bankruptcy. He has also been a contributing writer to the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers Publication, Municipal Attorney. Since joining MVBA, he has successfully litigated multiple appraisal district cases.
Kirk was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1984. He is also licensed to practice before the Federal District Courts of the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He graduated from Lubbock Christian University (B.A. 1981 Summa Cum Laude) and Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D. 1984). He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and Christian Legal Society.