About Blackwell & Duncan

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, 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.

Travis Kelley

Travis is a 2017 graduate from SMU Dedman School of Law. He attended Texas A&M University for his undergraduate degree and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Although Travis is new to property tax, he enjoys representing taxpayers in Texas.

Laura Nickol

Laura is a Legal Assistant for Blackwell & Duncan, PLLC. She has a degree in Legal Studies from Collin College and is certified by the National Association of Legal Assistants as an Advanced Certified Paralegal. She is also a licensed real estate agent.

Ashley Creighton

Ashley is a Property Tax Consultant and Legal Assistant for Blackwell & Duncan, PLLC. She is a 2006 graduate from the University of North Texas in Denton where she obtained her degree in Applied Arts and Sciences. Ashley has worked with Melinda and Rick since 2007 and handles the varied aspects of property tax administration for the firm.

Gail Donovan

Gail is a Legal Assistant for Blackwell & Duncan, PLLC. Gail attended the Universities of Texas at El Paso and Austin. Gail has been working in the property tax field for more than 20 years.

 

Heidi Weisbrod

Heidi is the Office Administrator for the firm. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she obtained her degree in Business Administration. Heidi oversees the firm’s day to day operations. She has worked with Melinda and Rick since 2000.

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