El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


919 Congress Ave., Suite 1305
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Darcy Alan Frownfelter

Email: darcy.frownfelter@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 210.222.2201 / Fax: 512.320.5431

Darcy Alan Frownfelter is a Partner in the firm’s Public and Environmental Law Department. Darcy’s practice focuses on serving as General Counsel to the Edwards Aquifer Authority in San Antonio, Texas, which he has done since 1997.  Included among the areas of Darcy’s practice are water rights and water districts, environmental law, endangered species, administrative law, public law, permitting, enforcement, and compliance counseling. He received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University College of Architecture and Environmental design, Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law, and LL.M. from the University of Texas School of Law.  Previously, Darcy has served as a Deputy Attorney General to the Idaho Department of Water Resources (Boise), Hearings Examiner for the Texas Water Commission (Austin), and Legal Advisor to the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (El Paso).  Darcy has authored numerous articles in the area of water and environmental law and is a frequent speaker at conferences.


c/o Edwards Aquifer Authority
900 E. Quincy Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone: 210-222-2204 Fax: 915-546-5360

  • Environmental
  • Administrative Law
  • Water Law and Utilities
  • Water and Wastewater Utilities


  • University of Texas School of Law, LL.M., 1989
  • University of Idaho, J.D., 1979
  • Texas A&M University, B. Environ. Design, 1976


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Texas Water Conservation Association (Water Laws Committee)
  • San Antonio Bar Association (Environmental Law Section)


  • Idaho, 1979
  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court