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.
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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
Kinder Morgan Announces New Pipeline
July 31, 2019
Kinder Morgan has informed investors it is evaluating a new pipeline, called the Permian Pass Pipeline, that would ship natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Texas-Louisiana border. The route for the new pipeline has not yet been determined, according to Kinder Morgan. The company suggested it is even considering a fourth pipeline to ship natural gas out of the Permian Basin.
Plains Pipeline Announces Two New Projects
July 31, 2019
Plains Pipeline announced two new projects that would transport crude oil from the Midwest through Cushing, Oklahoma to Corpus Christi, Texas. The Liberty Pipeline would transport crude oil to Cushing, Oklahoma and the Red Oak Pipeline would then transport crude oil to Corpus Christi. Both projects could be open as early as first quarter of 2021.
Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Bullet Train
July 31, 2019
The Houston Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment rendered in favor of Grimes County and against Texas Central Partners, the company behind the proposed Dallas-Houston bullet train. The case will now go back to the trial court for additional proceedings over the claims asserted by Grimes County as part of the bullet train project.
Red Oak Pipeline Announced
June 21, 2019
Phillips 66 and Plains All American recently announced a new project called the Red Oak Pipeline that is intended to transport crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma to Sealy, Texas. Enterprise Products, which operates an oil terminal in Sealy, indicated it was not involved in conversations with Phillips 66 as it relates to a Sealy connection. Initial service of the new pipeline is expected to commence as early as the first quarter of 2021.