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
Dallas to Houston Bullet Train Names Renfe as Operator
October 15, 2018
The company developing the Dallas to Houston bullet train project, Texas Central, has named railway company Renfe as the train’s operating partner. Renfe is based in Spain and operates railway operations internationally.
Texas Central Bullet Train Project Secures a $300 Million Loan
September 17, 2018
Texas Central, the company that has been planning to build a bullet train between Houston and Dallas, has announced it has secured a loan of up to $300 million for the project. According to Texas Central, the funds will be used to move ahead on permitting, design and engineering, as well as other preliminary work on the project. Texas Central has stated it intends to launch construction in 2019, although there are still several pending legal challenges to Texas Central’s claim that it has the power to condemn.
Kinder Morgan Announces New Permian Highway Pipeline
September 10, 2018
Kinder Morgan has announced plans to construct a new pipeline connecting the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast. The 430 mile long, 42” diameter Permian Highway Pipeline is expected to carry natural gas for ExxonMobil and Apache Corp.
Energy Transfer, Magellan, MPLX, and Delek Announce New Pipeline
September 5, 2018
Energy Transfer, Magellan, MPLX, and Delek have announced they have received sufficient shipping commitments to proceed with their planned 600-mile pipeline that will connect the Permian Basin with the Gulf Coast. The pipeline is expected to be operational by mid-2020.