Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP, Texas Condemnation Attorneys
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP is a boutique law firm focusing in eminent domain, condemnation, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings. With offices in Austin and Houston, Texas, we represent clients throughout Texas and represent more clients in more Texas cities than any other firm of eminent domain attorneys.
Our Texas eminent domain lawyers have successfully handled eminent domain cases for a variety of landowners including individual property owners, business owners, tenants, and public agencies and entities. These cases have covered a broad range of properties, ranging from residential, commercial and industrial properties to vacant land to special use properties.
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP was named one of the "Best Law Firms" in 2012-2017 by U.S. News and World Reports. The Firm earned this honor because of the work performed by our Texas eminent domain lawyers representing clients and the interests of landowners in eminent domain cases.
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP is dedicated to providing clients with the personal one-on-one attention they would receive from a small-firm attorney combined with the experience and resources of a large, well-respected firm. While we have and handled notable and precedent setting cases throughout Texas, we understand that every eminent domain, condemnation and regulatory taking case is of utmost importance to the individuals whose property is affected. Every client benefits from skilled and knowledgeable legal representation provided by our Texas eminent domain attorneys.
Our Texas Eminent Domain Attorneys
The attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP have a combined 80+ years of experience in eminent domain and regulatory takings. Unlike many other law firms where eminent domain is only one of many practice areas, we focus exclusively on eminent domain law and have successfully handled hundreds of eminent domain cases across the State of Texas. Our attorneys are routinely asked to educate the community, professional organizations and politicians on eminent domain issues and emerging case law. Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP worked with the then Lieutenant Governor in drafting the Texas Property Rights Act to help protect the rights of landowners. Some of our lawyers have been named among the Best Lawyers in America, Texas' Best Lawyers and Texas Super Lawyers.
Our condemnation lawyers have spoken at educational events throughout Texas on the issue of eminent domain and regulatory takings, and host an annual CLE the one of the most widely attended eminent domain conferences in the country. Our attorneys have appeared on behalf of clients in condemnation cases at special commissioners’ hearings (the administrative level), in county court at law or district court (the trial level), and in the intermediate appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court and at all levels of the federal judiciary.
Contact Our Texas Eminent Domain Attorneys
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP has offices conveniently located in Austin, Texas and Houston, Texas. However, our reputation and knowledge draws clients from throughout Texas. Contact Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP and let us put our 80+ years of combined experience to work assisting you with your eminent domain or regulatory taking issues.
News & Resources
President Trump Announces New Executive Orders to Speed Up Pipeline Construction
April 10, 2019
The White House has announced the President intends to execute two new executive orders that will make it easier for the oil and gas industry to obtain permits for pipeline construction. The executive orders, which will be announced at the International Union of Operating Engineers' International Training and Education Center outside Houston, will each focus on incentivizing private investment in energy infrastructure and streamlining permitting of projects, according to a White House official.
Texas Senate Passes Eminent Domain Reform Bill
April 10, 2019
Senate Bill 421, the omnibus eminent domain reform bill filed by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, has passed the Texas Senate by a vote of 28-3. The bill was opposed by oil and gas interests in the Senate and opposition is expected in the Texas House.
Barron Adler Partners Roy Brandys and Nick Laurent Quoted in Article on Border Wall
March 12, 2019
As part of the Texas Tribune’s ongoing reporting on the border wall project called The Taking, Barron Adler partners Roy Brandys and Nick Laurent were quoted regarding President Trump’s emergency declaration. The article addresses the legal challenges that are expected if the President moves forward with the border wall project using funds from his emergency declaration.
Barron Alder Client Featured in Texas Observer Article
March 11, 2019
The Texas Observer featured an legal battle over claims of contamination on a south Texas ranch. The Texas Observer reports that “massive levels of beryllium and cadmium, both known human carcinogens, have been detected in the water; beryllium at 190 times the safe level and cadmium at 130 times.” The adjacent power plant operator, San Miguel Electric Co-op, who is accused of contaminating the ranch is now seeking to acquire ranch property through the use of eminent domain. Barron Adler lawyers are representing the landowner in connection with the eminent domain matter.