Roy R. Brandys
Roy Brandys is a partner in the Austin Office of Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP where, for more than sixteen years, he has exclusively represented landowners in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and related land use matters. Roy has represented landowners in negotiating settlements, in special commissioners’ hearings, and in jury trials on hundreds of road and highway takings, power line takings, pipeline takings, takings of billboard easements, and other similar takings. The substantial experience Roy has developed in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and related land use matters also includes complex matters, including takings involving competing claims to condemnation proceeds among landowners and easement owners. Roy’s practice extends to all parts of Texas, including El Paso, the Rio Grande Valley, central Texas, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and rural areas across the State.
Prior to joining Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP, Roy was a civil trial lawyer and over his career has tried more than fifty civil cases to jury verdict in Texas, Illinois, and New Mexico. Roy also has extensive appellate experience in state and federal appellate courts, having argued and prevailed in cases before intermediate Texas appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before representing clients in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and related land use matters, Roy represented clients before numerous administrative bodies including the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Roy was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1985 and the State Bar of New Mexico in 1986. He has also been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas as well as the United States Federal Court of Claims.
Roy earned his B.A. from Knox University in 1980 and his J.D. from Wake Forest University in 1985. While at Wake Forest University, he was a member of the Law Review.
- Speaker, Participating in the Condemnation Process, HalfMoon Education’s Easements, Rights-of-Way, and Eminent Domain Seminar (Austin 2019)
- Panelist, University of Texas Hispanic Journal 2019 Symposium: This Land is Whose Land? (Austin 2019)
- Co-Presenter, Eminent Domain and the Border Wall: Political and Legal Perspectives, Thomson Reuters Practical Law Public Sector Webinar (2018)
- Featured Presenter and Co-Author, Federal Border Wall Acquisitions: Political and Substantive Condemnation Law Perspectives, CLE International Eminent Domain Conference (Las Vegas 2017)
- Program Chair, Do Acquisitions by Private Pipeline Companies Pass Constitutional Muster – North Dakota and Trans-Pecos Projects: Can They Really Do That? What is the Public Purpose?, American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section’s 29th Annual Spring Symposia (Denver 2017)