Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP is a boutique litigation firm exclusively devoted to eminent domain litigation, condemnation law, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings. For more than 30 years, the Texas condemnation lawyers at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP have almost exclusively represented clients facing a taking of their land or other property.
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP is guided by the principle that property rights are sacred and the right to own property is a fundamental right of Texas citizens. For many people, the purchase of property is the largest investment they will make in their lifetime.
Our attorneys have built a reputation for innovation and creativity and hard work. We not only apply the law, we help to develop it.
The government can interfere with the property rights of private citizens through the power of eminent domain. Eminent domain or condemnation law allows the government to seize property for a legitimate public use. However, the government must compensate the party whose property is taken by paying fair market value as well as paying for any damage that occurs to property that is not taken.
Although the government is required compensate you fairly, you may not agree with its determination of fair market value. In some cases, the government may not take your property for a legitimate public use. The unfair treatment of citizens in the condemnation or taking process is a fundamental violation of their constitutional, legal and moral rights. In such cases, the Texas condemnation attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP will vigorously fight to achieve a positive resolution for their clients.
We Are Passionate About Protecting the Rights of Property Owners
At Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP, we treat every client as our most important client. We know that all our cases are of fundamental importance to the people involved. We consider having been asked to represent our clients a privilege. Our Austin and Houston eminent domain attorneys aggressively fight to protect the property rights of private citizens who have put their trust in us.
To benefit from our passion and expertise, complete our online contact form or visit Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP’s Texas condemnation lawyers at our Austin or Houston offices.
News & Resources
Eminent Domain Reform Bill Filed at Legislature
January 25, 2019
Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Rep. DeWayne Burns have filed companion bills in the Legislature that would reform the eminent domain system in Texas (Senate Bill 421 and House Bill 991). Similar bills have been filed in prior Legislative sessions, but have failed.
Article on Border Wall by Barron Adler Lawyers Published in ABA Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Magazine
January 22, 2019
An article about the border wall and unique legal issues associated with it, written by Barron Adler lawyers Roy Brandys, Nick Laurent, and Blaire Knox, has been published in the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Section Magazine. The article is a re-print of the same article that was previously published in the ABA Real Property, Trusts & Estate Law Section Magazine. A lengthier version of the article has also been published in the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal, Vol 53, No. 1 (Spring 2018).
Plains All American Pipeline Makes $1 Million Grant Available to Brown County
January 14, 2019
The Brownwood Bulletin reports that Plains All American Pipeline has offered to make $1 million available for grants to public safety agencies that are within 30 miles of the company’s Permian Basin to Houston pipeline. The pipeline will cross through the norther portion of Brown County, and the company also plans to build a second pipeline through the norther part of the County.