Appellants assert that the trial court erred by denying their motion for attorney's fees. A taxpayer who successfully protests the denial of a partial exemption under §41.41(4) can demand attorneys' fees under §42.29 because the appraised value of the property for tax purposes will be lower with the exemption than it was without the exemption. The language of §42.29 makes the award of attorneys' fees for excessive appraisals mandatory. The trial court's denial is reversed and remanded.
Rourk v. Cameron Appraisal District
Tex. App. Dist. 13
August 2, 2013