Douglas "Steve" Bird

Capital Partner

Austin, TX | Orange, TX | San Angelo, TX

Steve Bird oversees daily operations for our Austin office, from personnel to collection strategies and client relations. He brings three decades of collection experience and management to the team.

After receiving his license to practice law in 1987, Mr. Bird began working for an Austin firm, where he gained four years of experience in ad valorem tax law and delinquent tax litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He joined the Linebarger firm in April 1991 and currently manages daily operations for the firm’s principal office in Austin. Throughout his career, Mr. Bird has represented numerous taxing jurisdictions and courts of various sizes. He is licensed in all Texas State Courts and all Texas Federal Courts. He has been active in the Texas Association of Assessing Officers, the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts, and the Texas State Bar Association. Mr. Bird has taught numerous property tax courses throughout the state.

Born in New Braunfels, Texas, he grew up primarily in Bastrop, graduating from high school in 1979. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1984 from the University of Texas at Austin and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1987 from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.


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