About Us

Blackwell & Duncan, PLLC is a boutique law firm which limits its practice to representing property owners through the State of Texas. The firm handles all property taxation matters from valuation, unequal taxation issues, exemption matters, and litigation. The firm’s principles have represented commercial taxpayers in all facets of property taxation for over 20 years. Some of their clients include Camden, Harden Healthcare, Tabani Group, Nestle Waters North America, Frito Lay, First Allied, Inland, RPAI, and Haydn Cutler.

Property taxes represent one of the largest expenses for commercial property owners in Texas. Why use Blackwell & Duncan, PLLC? Outstanding results and client satisfaction. Want to find out more, send us an email or give us a call.


Melinda Blackwell

Melinda is a 1990 graduate from Baylor School of Law. She attended LSU-Shreveport for her undergraduate degree and graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

Melinda has practiced in the property tax arena for almost 25 years. She is a frequent speaker on property tax issues.


Rick Duncan

Rick is a 2001 graduate from the Texas Tech School of Law, with honors. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he obtained his degree in Political Science. Rick also achieved his CMI designation from the Institute of Professionals in Taxation.

Rick is one of the few attorneys who represent property owners who have achieved this designation. He is uniquely qualified to understand valuation issues which arise in property tax disputes.


Gail Donovan

Gail is a Legal Assistant for Blackwell & Duncan, PLLC. Gail attended the Universities of Texas at El Paso and Austin. Prior to joining the firm, she was employed by law firms in El Paso, Texas and Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Gail has been working in the property tax field for more than 20 years and is a member of the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Association of Assessing Officers.


Ashley Creighton

Ashley is a property tax consultant with the firm. She has worked with the firm for 7 years. Ashley enjoys handling the varied aspects of property tax administrative work and looks forward to each spring!


Heidi Weisbrod

Heidi oversees the firm’s day to day operations. She has worked with Melinda and Rick for almost 15 years.