Mr. Bigelow provides legal services and advice to individuals and companies in administrative law matters, including occupational licensing. He regularly appears before many Texas State agencies, including the State Office of Administrative Hearings, various health agencies, and the Comptroller of Public Accounts in proceedings, including license revocation, enforcement, permitting, and rule-making.
Born in Findlay, Ohio, Mr. Bigelow earned his B.A. degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1967. After graduating, he attended the University of Texas School of Law where he earned his J.D. in 1971 and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972. Military service in the U.S. Army interrupted law school for two years. Mr. Bigelow is a Texas administrative and business attorney.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Bigelow practiced with a small trial firm in Corpus Christi, Texas. He then joined the staff of the Texas Water Rights Commission (now part of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in 1973, and three years later, became general counsel of the Texas Water Development Board. With the merger of the three Texas water agencies in 1977, he became the first general counsel of the Texas Department of Water Resources, now the TCEQ. In 1980 he joined the firm of Wood, Lucksinger & Epstein, becoming a partner in 1982. He remained with the firm until 1991, at which time he joining Blazier, Christensen, Bigelow & Virr, P.C.
In 1989 Mr. Bigelow became Board Certified in Administrative law by the Texas Board of Specialization and has maintained this status. He is not board certified in any other area by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Bigelow is a member of the Austin Bar Association and State Bar of Texas, a board member of the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Austin, St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church and Grey Rock Golf Club. He volunteers for a Austin legal aid clinic.
Areas of Practice
- Business Formation
- Administrative and Municipal Law
- Health Law
- Non-Profit and Charities
- Texas, 1972
- The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
- J.D. - 1971
- Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
- B.A. - 1967
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Austin Bar Association, Member
- State Bar of Texas, Member
- Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, Member
- American Health Lawyers Association, Member
- Texas Bar Foundation, Member
- Kiwanis Club of Northwest Austin, Member