Glenn Jarvis, Esq.



Mr. Jarvis earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1963 from the University of Texas Law School, where he served as associate editor of the Texas Law Review and was inducted into Phi Delta Phi, the honorary legal fraternity.

He graduated from Rice University in 1960, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and from San Benito High School in 1956.

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Mr. Jarvis is credentialed to practice law throughout the state and federal systems, including:

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United State Supreme Court

He has also practiced before the following courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
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Mr. Jarvis has participated in numerous advisory groups to state water agencies and officials:

  • Legislative Ad Hoc Committee on preparation of Senate Bill 1 provisions, 1997
  • Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and Texas Water Development Board State Policy Advisory Group, 1995
  • Texas Water Commission Water Planning Advisory Committee, 1987-1991

He has served as Chairman of the Rio Grande Regional Water Planning Group (Region M) created by the Texas Water Development Board under Senate Bill 1 since its inception in 1997. Previously, he was Coordinator for the Valley Water Policy and Management Council of the Lower Rio Grande Water Committee, Inc.

Mr. Jarvis has been a member of the Texas Water Conservation Association's Water Law Committee since 1990 and has held various positions on the TWCA's Board of Directors since 1998. He currently is serving as a TWCA Vice-President.

Mr. Jarvis was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963 and has remained an active member since then. He has served in various capacities in the organization:

  • Member, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section (1983-present)
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (1991-present)
  • Chairman, Labor Law Section (1978-79)
  • Executive Council, Labor Law Section (1975-1979)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (1969-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors (1969-1970)
  • Member, Labor Law Advisory Commission to State Bar Board of Legal Specialization (1978-1999)

Since 1988, Mr. Jarvis also has been a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, an honorary society that recognizes Texas lawyers earning at least double the number of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) units required by the State Bar.

Mr. Jarvis has been a member of the Hidalgo County Bar Association since 1963, serving on its Board of Directors from 1963-1967. He also held positions of authority in the State Junior Bar of Texas (now the Texas Young Lawyers Association) from 1964 to 1971, including President and Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors. back to top


Mr. Jarvis has represented an association of more than 26 water districts in the Lower Rio Grande Valley since the early 1970s. His client list includes several individual irrigation districts and the Texas Irrigation Council, a statewide group of irrigation water districts and private irrigation companies. He also represents and has advised cities and other individual clients over the state on water rights issues.

Currently, Mr. Jarvis counsels the Texas Irrigation Council (an association of irrigation districts and irrigation companies in Texas) and the Lower Rio Grande Valley Water District Managers Association (28 water districts in Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas). He is General Counsel for Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2, United Irrigation District, Donna Irrigation District, and individual clients.

In the past, Mr. Jarvis represented many individual clients, various cooperatives such as the Rio Grande Sugar Growers Association, Valley Co-op Oil Mill (cotton cooperative), Texas Citrus Mutual, the Concho River Water Conservation Association (individual water rights holders on the Concho River in Texas), various water districts and river authorities across the state, and many employers in the Rio Grande Valley regarding labor relations matters, but now confines his practice to matters in which he has a continuing interest. back to top