E-mail MeAllison A. Bastian

Harlingen, Texas

Allison A. Bastian joined the Rio Grande Valley office of the Firm as an Associate in 2018, and has over ten years of municipal legal experience. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bastian served as the Assistant, and then Deputy, City Attorney for the City of Brownsville. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, regulation of land use, and contracts for municipalities and governmental entities. She also provides general legal support in the Firm’s City Attorney/General Counsel practice areas, including open meetings and elections issues, ordinance drafting, and public information requests.

Ms. Bastian earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from the University of Oklahoma in 1994, and received her Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University in 2007. During law school, she earned the Computer Aided Legal Instruction (CALI) awards for the highest grades in Constitutional Law I and Legal Ethics. She is a member of the Real Estate Trust and Probate Law (REPTL) Section of the State Bar of Texas; the Cameron County Bar Association, and Texas City Attorneys Association.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% City Attorney/General Counsel
  • 25% Municipal Law - Special Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2007


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of Oklahoma
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: BFA, Visual Communication

Honors and Awards

  • Overall Leadership Award, State Bar of Texas Real Estate Leadership Academy, 2016 - 2017

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Brownsville, Assistant, then Deputy City Attorney, 2009 - 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • Executive Board, Good Neighbor Settlement House, 2016 - 2018
  • North Brownsville Rotary Club, member and past Board member