What Is Rampage Law?
"Rampage law" is a philosophy shared by the partners, attorneys and staff of our progressive firm. At Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, P.C., we've made our reputation by shaking up the status quo, thinking creatively to solve problems and acting boldly on behalf of our clients.
Schedule A Meeting With Our Attorneys
We have three offices throughout Texas to better serve our clients. To arrange a meeting, you may reach us in San Antonio at 210-227-3243, in Harlingen at 956-421-4904 or in Austin at 512-279-6431. We look forward to discussing how we can help.
We are proud to represent local governments throughout the state of Texas. To learn how we can assist you, contact us at one of our conveniently located offices: San Antonio (210-227-3243), Harlingen (956-421-4904) or Austin (512-279-6431).
Why Choose Our Law Firm?
At Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, P.C., we prize our integrity. We conduct our practice with the highest ethical standards. We serve all governmental officials and entities, whether appointed, hired or elected, with the same rampage spirit — a call to excellence and a commitment to positive results. Here are a few more reasons to consider retaining our attorneys:
Extensive experience: In addition to having extensive trial experience, many of our lawyers have worked as employees of governmental entities, giving us profound insight into the day-to-day issues and challenges inherent in public entity service.
Personal, value-focused advocacy: We emphasize personal connections with our clients. We also understand that our fees are often paid with tax dollars, so we put careful consideration into our rates in order to provide maximum value.
Unique, nonadversarial solutions: We approach every case as unique and tailor our solutions to each client's particular needs. Our law firm also recognizes the importance of not embroiling our clients in unnecessary and expensive litigation; instead, we focus on finding common ground and seeking noncontentious resolutions.
The attorneys of Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, P.C., proudly represent dozens of governmental bodies and quasi-public agencies throughout Texas. Emphasizing unique, sophisticated and cost-effective solutions, we handle a broad spectrum of issues relating to public sector labor relations and negotiations, state and federal civil litigation, and civil service law. We also provide general and special counsel for government entities on matters such as policy and planning, ethics compliance and agency relations.
Many of our attorneys have backgrounds working for public entities as city or county attorneys, giving us key insights into the challenges and issues faced by the administrators and officials of local governments. Several of our partners are also rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, and our law firm is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
How To Reach Us
We have three offices across Texas to better serve our clients. To schedule a meeting or to learn more about our firm, please contact the office that is most convenient to you: San Antonio (210-227-3243), Harlingen (956-421-4904) or Austin (512-279-6431). We look forward to discussing how we can be of service.
We emphasize personal connections with our clients. We also understand that our fees are often paid with tax dollars, so we put careful consideration into our rates in order to provide maximum value.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.
Lowell F. Denton, a partner with Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal, Hyde & Zech, P.C., specializes as a litigator in defense of municipalities, counties and other local governments, and as a lead negotiator in labor contracts.
Mr. Denton is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has close to twenty years of experience in municipal law.He served as the City Attorney for the City of College Station and the City of San Antonio.Prior to establishing the firm of Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, he served as the chief attorney for Heard, Goggan, Blair & Williams - Government section.Mr. Denton has dedicated his career to the representation and legal defense of local governments and is an experienced litigator, who has developed an expertise in helping city councils avoid litigation.His expertise in the area of municipal defense and litigation is widely known, and he served as the lead attorney for the City of Boerne in the landmark case City of Boerne v. P.F. Flores, Archbishop of San Antonio, and United States, 117 S.Ct. 2157 (1997) regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Mr. Denton specializes in the representation of local governments as a negotiator in collective bargaining and meet and confer negotiations in fire and police contract negotiations.He has served as the Lead Chief Negotiator for the Cities of San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Galveston, Waco and Corpus Christi, and Bexar County.
In addition to his expertise in the area of municipal defense and collective bargaining, Lowell and his wife Cindy and four children are active partners in the operation of the Four Aces Ranch located near Seguin, Texas where they do general farming and raise quarter horses, cattle, and hogs.
Mr. Denton attended Baylor University where he received his BA and law degree in 1978.He is an active member of Trinity Baptist Church and their missions committee, and is an active board member of the San Antonio Live Stock Exposition.
Areas of Practice
Certified Legal Specialties
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
J.D. - 1978
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
B.A. - 1976
City of Boerne v. P.F. Flores, Archbishop of San Antonio, and United States, 117 S.Ct. 2157 (1997)
Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TML-IRP)
Texas Association of Counties
City of San Antonio
City of Austin
City of Boerne
City of Corpus Christi
City of Laredo
City of Waco
Honors and Awards
Texas Super Lawyer, 2008 - 2011
Professional Associations and Memberships
The State Bar of Texas
The Texas Municipal League
The Texas City Attorney's Association
Past Employment Positions
City of San Antonio, Texas, City Attorney, 1984 - 1986
Texas A & M University, Adjunct Professor, 1979 - 1980
Heard, Goggan, Blair & Williams - Government section, Chief Attorney
City of College Station, City Attorney
Pro Bono Activities
Trinity Baptist Church, Member
Board Member of the San Antonio Live Stock Exposition
Phi Delta Phi