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Our Newest Partner!

On January 1st, Jacob Scheick joined Julie Lane and Noel Stout as non-name partners of ABDM. Since making his start with us five years ago, he has created tremendous value for his clients and our firm. When Bo Blackburn made the announcement at our holiday party, Jacob said, “When I joined ABDM I just wanted to be the best attorney I could possibly be, and I feel like I have been able to do that with everyone’s support. I look forward to working together for a long time.” His sentiments resonated with other members of the firm, like Noel Stout, who says he appreciates ABDM’s “family atmosphere.” We are so glad you are part of our family, Jacob!

ABDM Offers TREC Licensed Continuing Education (CE) Courses

December 21st, 2016

Starting in Fall 2016, ABDM began offering CE courses designed to equip realtors with the legal knowledge to protect themselves and those they represent in real estate transactions. Our instructors have had many years of hands-on experience and are excited to bring these TREC Approved CE Classes to your brokerage or title office!

We are currently offering two courses:

Course # 30671 – Anatomy of a Lawsuit

Offers an overview of the nuts and bolts of a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled residential buyer, including practical tips for agents and brokers on how to reduce their chance of involvement in such a suit.

Course # 30657 – Sellers Disclosure

Offers advice on how to manage the perils and pitfalls of the Seller’s Disclosure form, from both the seller’s agents and the buyer’s agents perspective.

Please contact Noel Stout, Boone Almanza, Bo Blackburn, or Molly Mitchell with questions or to schedule a CE at your office.

Jason Billick Joins ABDM

Jason joined ABDM as an associate attorney in August, 2016.

ABDM is proud to announce that Jason Billick has joined our team. A native-Texan, and graduate of Texas A&M, Jason brings a strong commitment to promote social justice in the Austin community. Jason studied environmental science in undergraduate, and through earning a Master’s in Public Health, decided to study law to make contributions in environmental policy. Jason has discovered his talent for jury trials and has proven to be a strong representative for his clients in the courtroom. He will be able to harness the expertise of our firm’s attorneys to find solutions and win cases. We are confident that Jason will be successful as his daily actions work toward his value for social justice. Feel free to send him an email at or call our front office at (512) 474-9486.

Molly Mitchell becomes a name partner at Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell LLP


Austin, Texas: Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie, LLP announces that it will change its name effective January 1, 2016 to Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell LLP.

Molly Mitchell will join Boone Almanza, Bo Blackburn and Martha Dickie as name partners in the firm beginning in 2016.

“Molly has been an integral part of this firm for many years, and we are very pleased to recognize her by establishing her as a name partner”, said founding partner Boone Almanza. Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell, LLP will continue its general commercial litigation and transactional practice, with a focus on real estate, fiduciary and business litigation.

“Molly is a wise counselor to both her partners and clients and I am honored she is my partner. I am pleased her name is on the letterhead” explained Martha Dickie.

Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell, LLP was founded in 1998, and has 9 attorneys in its Austin offices.

Learn more about Molly Here