Tiffany Dowell Lashmet

About Dr. Lashmet:

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. She focuses her work on legal issues affecting Texas agricultural producers and landowners.  She authors the award-winning  Texas Agriculture Law Blog and hosts the award-winning Ag Law in the Field Podcast.  She serves the State Bar of Texas John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course Planning Committee and previously sat on the Board of Directors for the American Agricultural Law Association. In 2019, Tiffany received the Excellence in Agricultural Law Award for Academia from the American Agricultural Law Association, and in 2016, she was named the State Specialist of the Year for Texas Agriculture by the Teas County Agricultural Agents Association. Tiffany grew up on a family farm and ranch in Eastern New Mexico, received her Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness (Farm and Ranch Management) summa cum laude at Oklahoma State University, and her law degree summa cum laude at the University of New Mexico. Prior to joining Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Tiffany worked for four years at a law firm in Albuquerque practicing civil litigation. She is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Texas.  She lives in the Texas Panhandle with her husband, son, and daughter.

Research Interests:
Landowner liability, agricultural leases, water law, and Right to Farm.

Selected Publications:

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know (2019). 

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet & Amber Miller, Texas Exempt Wells:  Where Does Fracking Fit?, 55 Natural Resources Journal 239 (Spring 2015).

Tiffany Dowell, You Can Lead Livestock to Water…A Survey of Exempt Livestock Wells in the West, 17 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 1 (Fall 2013) (published March 2014)

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Eminent Domain in Texas: A Landowner’s Guide, Texas Farm Bureau (2019)

Jesse J. Richardson, Jr. and Tiffany Dowel Lashmet, Turtles All the Way Down: A Clearer Understanding of the Scope of Waters of the United States Based on the United States Supreme Court Decisions, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review (forthcoming 2021).

Selected Presentations:
Panelist, Domestic Well Exemptions, Universities Council on Water Resources Annual conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico (July 18, 2012). Panelist, An Update on the Bounds Case, New Cases in Texas and Why These Are Important to the Future of Water Well Industry, Water Systems Council Fall Members’ Meeting, Austin, Texas (Nov. 10, 2011). Moderator, Finding Time, Money and Knowledge for Your Clients, American Agricultural Law Association Conference, Austin, Texas (Oct. 21, 2011).

Curriculum Vitae

2009 Juris Doctorate, University of New Mexico School of Law, summa cum laude

2006 BS, Agribusiness Farm & Ranch Management, Oklahoma State University, summa cum laude

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