Tracy A. Pounders, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Mr. Pounders has been practicing law in North Texas for over 30 years. After graduating from SMU Law School in 1986 he worked for two years in the Dallas office of Arthur Andersen & Co, six months of the year in the Tax Division and the other six months of the year in the Andersen Consulting Division (now known as Accenture). For fifteen years after that he was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas, where he practiced primarily in the transactional side of the practice of law. During that time he negotiated and drafted many of the City’s highest profile sports and entertainment deals, including the move of the NHL Dallas Stars from Minnesota to Dallas, the 1994 World Cup leases/licenses, the development of the Women’s Museum at Fair Park and the Latino Cultural Center, among others; was the principal lawyer for the Dallas Convention Center, Reunion Arena, Fair Park and the Farmer’s Market; was General Counsel to the Dallas Park and Recreation Board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, the Permit and License Appeals Board and other City boards; and provided transactional assistance to the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Fire Department. Immediately prior to starting The Pounders Law Firm in 2011, he was a Partner in the Dallas office of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, a large multi-state law firm, in its Litigation and Client Development Divisions.

In addition to his law practice Mr. Pounders strives to be a servant-leader for the community.  He’s currently the Immediate Past President of the Collin County Chapter of the Texas Association of Assessing Officers, State Chancellor for the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Vice Chancellor for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Past Chairman of the Dallas County Trails and Preserve Board, a Past President of the Dallas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, a retired Municipal Court Judge (Cedar Hill and Grand Prairie), Past Chairman of the Dallas Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section, Past President of the Cedar Hill Community Development Board, Past President of the Northpark Garden Townhomes Homeowners Association, and Past Senior Warden of the Canterbury House Episcopal Chapel at SMU.  Additionally, he currently serves on the boards of the following charities: Ascension Day School in Dallas, Aventura Homeowners Association in Addison,   Community ISD Education Foundation, Melissa Education Foundation, Prosper Chamber of Commerce, The Extra Dimension, Inc. Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation, and Prosper Historical Society.  And he has served as one or more officers for the Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation, the Wylie ISD Education Foundation, the Dallas Jaycees, the Cedar Hill Park Board, the Cedar Hill Association for the Cultural Arts, and other charities.



The Pounders Law Firm: (214) 628-4357“It’s in the Blood!”

We are very proud of the fact that when this law firm was started we were doing so in the footsteps of Mr. Pounders’ Great-Grandfather Judge Laurie Knox (“LK”) Pounders and Grandfather Judge Cedric West Pounders.  They were good men, good lawyers, good judges, and effective civic leaders.  They worked hard for a good living, and shared their lives, their hands, and their hearts with their communities.  The Pounders Law Firm honors this 120 year family legal tradition.

When LK died, among his things was a framed article entitled “My Guide.”  It had hung on the wall of LK’s law office as long as anyone could remember.  The article wasn’t original to LK, but he placed his signature at the bottom of it so that all knew that he agreed with it and that he claimed it.  Like L K Pounders, we agree with this Guide and have adopted it as the mission statement of this practice.  If you click the thumbnail picture to the left, or click here, you can get a better look at it.