Admitted: 1987, Oklahoma; 1989, Texas
Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1987
College: Southwest Texas State University (nka Texas State University) San Marcos, Texas
Licensed to Practice: State of Texas
Member: State Bar of Texas; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas; Richardson Regional Hospital Authority Board 2004-June 30, 2014; St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School Board 1999-2006; Richardson Neighborhood Youth and Family Counsel Board 2002-2004; Corporate Consultant to the U.S. Green Building Council- North Texas 2004-2012; TLTA Legislative Committee 2013-present; Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas- “Professionalism through Education” 2014-present; Advisory Board Member UTD- Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2014-present. Registered SBA, and certified DBE and HUB Certified. March 2015 Candidate for Pl. 4 Richardson City Council.
Biography: Mabel Simpson began as a landman in East Texas, researching chains of title, performing curative, leasing and conducting due diligence for banking institutions and energy companies in the sale and acquisition of portfolios of real property as well as oil and gas producing properties. She has provided full service representation of oil refining service providers throughout Texas. She has previously represented exploration companies in all aspects of exploration from title analysis/Document Production, through leasing and pipeline implementation in multiple capacities, from title analyst to property acquisition, to administration through litigation. Mabel is currently a member of Texas Land and Title Association (TLTA) as a member and serving on the Legislative Committee from 2013-Current, and is active in producing legislation on real property issues, in addition to pursuing legislative changes on issues relating to oil, gas, land and water law. Over the past several years Mabel has also taught numerous title and closing instructional courses to realtors and national lenders, focusing on the legal aspects of title insurability and prevention of fraud in transactions, and recently T.R.I.D., Mabel is a Texas Real Estate Commission Certified Instructor certified to teach the Legal Update and Ethics MCE courses. Mable also teaches all matters arising through transaction processing as well as incidents to identify potential fraud in transactions, interpreting title commitments, and how title and transaction translate to final closing and funding. Further detail can be found on her attached resume. She is most effective in Development from acquisition through *** to construction.
Simpson is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University), where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Simpson then worked in the oil and gas industry as a Landman to pay her way through law school, earning her JD at University of Tulsa Law School. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and is a member of the Dallas County and Collin County Bar Associations. Her active law practice focuses in the areas of corporate, business, oil, gas, water, land and all aspects of real estate law and related litigation to each area.
Having 28 years of legal experience—specifically with land acquisition, commercial development, and water issues—gives me a tangible reference to draw from in making thoughtful decision with regard to business. Currently, she serves as an Advisory Board Member at University of Texas as Dallas (UTD), for the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) within the Jindal School of Management; she serves on the Legislative Committee of the Texas Land Title Association, focusing on all issues related to real property law and insurability; she is on City Council, Place 4 for the City of Richardson on both Audit Committee and Library Board Education Committee.
- Ten years on the Richardson Hospital Authority (RHA) serving in various capacities, including as an Advisory Board and then a voting Trustee on the Board, participated in the UT Southwestern Medical Center relationship and then Methodist Hospital System. Active throughout the transition from UT Southwestern Medical Center and subsequent partnership with Methodist Hospital System and subsequent dissolution of the RHA. I help offices while a Board member as Vice Chair of the Board, Secretary, Chairman of the Building Committee for the Bush/Renner Hospital Expansion that is now the beautiful Richardson Methodist Hospital, as well as being a member on the RHA Finance Committee within the Board.
- Former Board Member, Cottonwood Creek Drainage Association; Founder and 10 year
- Former Board Member, Neighborhood Youth and Family Counseling Services of Richardson
- Graduate, Leadership Richardson VIII
- Former Member, Junior League of Richardson
- Eight years as corporate compliance consultant for the U.S. Green Building Council of North Texas
- Elected Place 4 Richardson City Council 2015
By: TREC Education Department
1) Principles of Real Estate
2) Law of Agency
3) Real Estate Law
4) Promulgated Contract Forms
5) Law of Contracts
6) All MCE Electives