Dallas Real Estate Lawyer

Julie Pettit

Dallas Real Estate Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Dallas Real Estate Local Legal Authority.

Julie Pettit

Dallas Real Estate Attorney

Dallas Real Estate Lawyer

Julie Pettit

Always an entrepreneur, Julie Pettit began her real estate career when she bought and sold 50 investment properties to fund her law school education. Julie is the founder of The Pettit Law Firm, where she focuses her practice in real estate litigation, real estate transactions, business disputes, and consumer law.

Julie’s courtroom success, combined with her knowledge of real estate lending and servicing regulations, makes her uniquely qualified to litigate large, complex, real estate disputes.

Julie graduated from Texas A&M University in the top 1% of her class with a Bachelor’s degree in communication and professional writing. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and graduated Cum Laude.

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About Dallas Real Estate Law

When you’re searching for a new home or commercial property, the process is both exciting and overwhelming. Dallas real estate attorneys minimize the pressure by playing a critical behind-the-scenes role. They review documents, analyze contract language, and provide services that protect your financial and legal rights. Your real estate transaction flows smoothly because Dallas real estate attorneys work to stop problems before they begin. Dallas Realtors often present an added complication as they usually control every aspect of a sale from listing to closing. There’s an inherent conflict in this relationship: real estate agents represent you but they also represent themselves. While realtors usually commit to getting the results you want, earning a commission is also one of their ultimate goals. Dallas Real estate attorneys minimize the potential for conflicts of interest by monitoring, reviewing, and analyzing every detail.

Dallas Realtors Control the Buying and Selling Process

Given a typical Dallas real estate agent’s involvement in the buying and selling process, it’s important to have a legal representative involved. Seller’s agents recommend upgrades and pre-listing repairs to enhance a property’s marketability. They conduct market research to finalize asking prices. They market properties on real estate sites, multiple listing services, commercial publications, and social media. Realtors make all buyer contacts and they host private showings and open houses. They document all offers, and whether or not they have the right experience, they negotiate all deals. Buyer’s agents provide a similar level of service. Agents help buyers locate homes and commercial properties. They accompany them during open houses and private showings. When a buyer finds a prospective home to buy, the buyer’s and seller’s agents negotiate the deal. In some instances, a single real estate agent represents both buyer and seller.

A Legally Complex Transaction

A real estate sale is a single transaction but it involves multiple parties, documents, contracts, and legal issues. You might not consider the legal complexity as realtors usually handle all of the contacts and interactions. While you might never see or talk to an attorney, they are always in the background. Every entity with a legal or financial interest in a real estate transaction usually has an attorney interacting on its behalf. No matter how simple the wording, each real estate document is a contract. Dallas Real Estate Lawyers draft the language in a real estate agent’s representation contract. They decide what information to include in written offers, sales agreements, offer acceptances, and mortgage agreements. A Dallas real estate attorney drafts contracts on behalf of realtors, mortgage companies, sometimes a buyer or seller, and any other parties with a financial interest. Each attorney makes sure that the relevant documents represent their clients’ legal and financial interests. It’s important for you to do the same.

A Real Estate Attorney in Dallas Protects Your Interests

While you may have ultimate faith in your realtor, a real estate attorney brings a layer of protection to the process. As you enjoy the excitement of acquiring a new home or commercial property, your attorney keeps things running smoothly. A Dallas real estate attorney protects you by making sure each document you sign reflects your best interests.

  • Reviews real estate representation contracts
  • Creates and reviews offer, sale, and transfer documents
  • Reviews mortgage contracts
  • Investigates deeds and titles
  • Resolves judgment or contractor property liens
  • Evaluates inspection issues
  • Investigates property easement issues
  • Reviews transactions for fraud or seller misrepresentation
  • Helps sellers comply with disclosure ordinances

Commercial Property Owner Services

Realtors work with commercial property owners and investors throughout the marketing and sales process. They also provide important services during their ownership. Attorneys handle tenant problems, foreclosures, and other issues that cause financial losses. As with every service, they focus on resolving issues before they become difficult to manage.

Contact a Dallas Real Estate Attorney

A real estate attorney provides valuable services that help buyers, sellers, and owners manage complex real estate issues. Reach out to a Dallas real estate attorney to schedule a consultation.

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What clients in Dallas are saying about
Julie Pettit

The Pettit Law Firm
Based on 11 reviews
I have worked with Julie Pettit for a number of years and always found them to be knowledgeable, courteous, prompt, and efficient. I'll continue to be a client of their's for years to come, and I would certainly recommend them. Thank you Julie and the team!
Tu Phan
Tu Phan
21:11 16 Dec 19
Tony and his staff are the most knowledgable and informative firm I have ever dealt with. From first consultation to finalization of my case they worked tirelessly, while keeping me informed of any and all advancements in my case. Not once did I have to reach out to them to get info on the case. If anyone needs an honest firm that clearly cares about their clients this is the firm to hire. I hope I never need their services again, but if need be I will never use another attorney.
Kevin Hooper
Kevin Hooper
17:30 10 Dec 19
We have worked with Julie Pettit for several years now. She's highly professional and excellent at what she does. Her and her team are amazing to work with, and we plan to continue our relationship for years to come.
Shanna Kolp
Shanna Kolp
18:49 02 Dec 19
I’ve worked with Julie for over 15 years. She is profoundly knowledgeable, meticulous and always delivers exceptional service. She is dedicated and ensures each of her clients needs are met.
Thelma Barasa-Dalizu
Thelma Barasa-Dalizu
16:59 02 Dec 19
When I found myself in a position of needing to defend myself in a construction related lawsuit Julie Pettit was a real lifesaver.. I had never been sued before and was dreading the unfamiliar process. Julie instilled confidence and amazed me in how few hours it required her to get the judge to dismiss the case.. Thanks Julie...I'll forever be grateful.
Lance Day
Lance Day
13:52 27 Nov 19

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Obtained the largest Consumer Fraud, FDCPA Violation, Debt Collection jury award in Texas in 2018

Outstanding Young Lawyer in America, First Runner Up, American Bar Association, 2018

Dallas' Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2017

Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)


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