Ms. Mickelson concentrates her practice in land use and real estate development, economic development, aviation, and general municipal and non-profit corporation governance law, and is a frequent speaker and author on these issues in Texas and nationally.She is a member of the Texas Bar Association, and serves as Chair-Elect on the Section Council of the Government Lawyers Section. She is also a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Texas City Attorney?s Association, the American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Certified Planners. Kim has been a planning committee member and faculty member for UT Land Use Law Conference, has spoken at the State Bar of Texas Conferences on Advanced Real Estate, Suing and Defending Governmental Entities, and Advanced Government Law, and at Texas Municipal League and International Municipal Lawyer? Association Conferences.Ms. Mickelson is an honors graduate of the Plan II program at The University of Texas, as well as The University of Texas School of Law and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
She studied municipal and historic preservation practices in Krakow, Poland, and also studied in Germany and the former Yugoslavia.She is the immediate Past President of the Texas APA Chapter (APATX), and the Editor of Texas APA?s book, A Guide to Urban Planning in Texas Communities. While President of APATX, she focused on improving advocacy efforts for planning in the Texas legislature, culminating in the creation of Planning Matters, Inc., as the advocacy arm of the organization, and post-Harvey, created ?Texas Planners for Texas Communities,? a recovery initiative designed to get assistance to affected communities and planning staff. She is a board member of Blueprint Houston, Inc., and a member of Preservation Texas (board alumni) and Preservation Houston. Ms. Mickelson has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in several universities, to varied student populations, and is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Masters in Urban Planning program in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University in College StationIn her spare time, Kim is a fiber artist and a rabid Texas Longhorns fan.