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Denise V. Cheney

Denise V. Cheney

Denise V. Cheney

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Denise Cheney is the founder and lead counsel for Denise V. Cheney, PLLC. Her principal areas of practice are real estate, development, water rights and construction law. Denise has over 40 years of experience in representing governmental entities and private sector clients in these areas. She represents real estate developers in the acquisition of land and the development and sales of multifamily and condominium projects, and residential contractors in the construction of multifamily and condominium projects. Denise represents cities, counties and other local governments in the acquisition and leasing of real estate, competitive procurement requirements for construction projects, and in negotiating and drafting architect and construction documents for construction projects.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1982


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Texas
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
    • Major: History

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law


  • Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell*
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer (2018 -2022), Thomson Reuters
  • Elected as a Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (2016)
  • Elected as a Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (2018)

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law

Professional Associations

    • Current Chair, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
    • Past Chair, State Bar of Texas Real Estate Forms Committee

Classes & Seminars

    • Frequent course director and speaker at State Bar of Texas Real Estate and Water Rights Seminars

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.