David Hartman

David Hartman has a diversified land use and real estate development practice, including experience in a broad range of land development permitting, entitlement, and natural resource issues. His practice focuses on the representation of clients in the areas of zoning, planning, and entitlements law, including representation before city councils, boards, commissions, and other governmental entities. His practice encompasses environmental and regulatory compliance issues arising under the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and other natural resource regulatory matters. His ESA experience includes developing, implementing, and modifying individual and regional habitat conservation plans on behalf of public and private sector clients. He has extensive experience in all aspects of conservation transactions, including both fee title acquisitions and conservation easement conveyances, along with conservation banking and related funding mechanisms and programs for conservation acquisitions. His transactional practice includes representing clients in the acquisition, leasing, sale and development of real estate, and condominium creation and property owner association matters. Years of working in and around local, county, state, and federal governmental agencies and legislative bodies (both prior to and after obtaining his law degree) allows him to offer clients unique insights to their dealings with governmental entities and related regulatory matters.


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Texas A&M University
  • B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1988
  • M.S., Agricultural Policy, 1990

Contact David Hartman

Contact David Hartman

Smith, Robertson, Elliott & Douglas, L.L.P.
221 West Sixth Street
Suite 1100
Austin, Texas  78701
Phone: 512-225-1704
Fax: 512-225-1714


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas