Edward Lopez, Jr

Capital Partner
Management Committee Member

Dallas, TX | Fort Worth, TX | Mesquite, TX

Edward Lopez, Jr. is a capital partner in the Dallas office, chair the Firm’s 401(k) committee, and serves on the firm’s Legal Standards and Management Committees.

Over the past three decades, Mr.  Lopez has lead appellate and complex litigation matters arising out of the Dallas Office of Linebarger. When called upon, he has also lent his expertise to the firm’s other offices. The cases he has argued before the courts of appeal have resulted in over 25 published opinions which have benefitted taxing authorities throughout Texas and created case law on other related points.   In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Lopez has been published in periodicals and related material including most recently, as a contributing author to the 2021 and 2023 Texas Foreclosure Manual (Texas Bar Books).   

Mr. Lopez is a frequent speaker at conferences in Texas, including the Annual Ad Valorem Tax Conference,  Texas Association of Assessing Officers (TAAO), Texas Municipal League (TML), and Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). He has served on committees for the Annual Ad Valorem Tax Conference, TAAO, the National Association of Hispanic County Officials, which is affiliated with National Association of County Officials. 

He serves on the board for Lifeline Shelter in Grand Prairie, the Grand Prairie Education Foundation, the Irving Police Foundation and previously served on the board for the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. He also assisted the Irving Independent School District by serving on a committee associated with the ISD’s 2023 Bond Program.

He is licensed to practice in all state courts and the federal courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas.  He is also licensed to appear before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Lopez earned his BBA in Finance from Texas State University in 1987. He received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist School of Law in Dallas in 1990. While attending law school, Mr. Lopez was an awarded  member on the school’s National Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams. He was also the recipient of the Wilton Fair Scholarship.  


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