Andrew York joined Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, PLLC in 2021 and dedicates his practice exclusively to representing individual, corporate, and institutional landowners in eminent domain cases. His focus includes roadway, highway, utility easement, pipeline and other takings throughout Texas. 

Mr. York has tried numerous cases to judgment in Travis and Williamson Counties, argued before the Third and Fifth Courts of Appeals, and presented arguments to city councils, zoning commissions, and appraisal review boards. In addition to representing landowners in traditional litigation and eminent domain cases, he has also acted as general counsel to condominium boards, represented municipal utility districts, and advised and advocated for landowners and developers with respect to land use and entitlement issues.

Mr. York began his career as a trial associate in the Austin office of Baker Botts LLP. He later became a partner with Armbrust & Brown, PLLC in Austin, where he was a trial and appellate litigator with a focus on real estate and commercial disputes. 

Mr. York earned degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Virginia in 2004 and graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2008.

Accolades & Experience

In 2023, Mr. York was admitted to the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE). He also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Condemnation Committee for the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law and recently became the Treasurer of the Austin Bar Association’s Eminent Domain Section for 2023-2024. In addition, Mr. York is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and is Barrister of the Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court in Austin.

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Supreme Court Update: Tyler v. Hennepin County: Whether taking and selling a home to satisfy a property tax bill, and keeping the surplus value as a windfall, violates the Takings Clause?, Land Use & Environmental Group of the American Bar Association (May 2023)
  • Moderator, Special Commissioners Panel: Perspectives and Feedback from the Decision Makers, 22nd Annual Texas Eminent Domain Conference (Austin, April 2023)
  • Moderator, Judicial Panel: View from the Bench; Appellate and Trial Court Perspectives, 21st Annual Texas Eminent Domain Conference (Austin, April 2022)