Sejin C. Brooks joined Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, PLLC in 2014 and focuses on eminent domain litigation and real estate transactions involving entities with the power to condemn. He has practiced almost exclusively in the field of eminent domain and acquisitions for almost two decades and represents clients that vary from large corporate entities to individual land owners.

Previously, Mr. Brooks served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Transportation Division where he managed litigation regarding the DFW Connector Highway Construction Project (a multi-billion dollar project in the DFW Metroplex). Prior to his time as an Assistant Attorney General, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Oklahoma where he was in charge of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Desk leading to numerous convictions.

Mr. Brooks earned his B.A. from University of Oklahoma in 1994 and attained his J.D. with honors from University of Tulsa in 1999. He served as a former member of the Oklahoma Child Death Review Board and Board of Directors for “Kids’ Space” Muskogee County Child Advocacy Center. He volunteers with Court School and CASA to teach children how to testify.

Accolades & Experience

Mr. Brooks has secured a Special Commissioner’s award that was 30 times the initial offer and has secured a favorable judgment in over 400 hearings before Special Commissioners in Texas when initial negotiations were not successful. He was lead counsel for the landowners on an acquisition that secured $55 million for the clients.

Mr. Brooks was recently admitted to the Texas Bar College. He has been a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association since 2000 and the State Bar of Texas since 2005 and has been admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, and the Eastern District of Texas.

Speaking Engagements

  • International Right of Way Association (IRWA) CLIMB Certified Instructor (USA) for IRWA Courses: 203 – Alternative Dispute Resolution; 800 – Principles of Real Estate Law; 801 – United States Land Titles; 802 – Legal Aspects of Easements; 803 – Eminent Domain Law Basics for Right-of-Way Professionals; and, 804 – Skills of Expert Testimony (2016 to Current) – Nationwide
  • Lecturer/Instructor, Trial Advocacy Skills, Texas Office of the Attorney General (Austin, 2009 to Current)
  • Presenter, Case Law Update, IRWA Chapter 74 and Chapter 39 Annual Conference (San Marcos, Texas, 2014 to Current)
  • Co-Chair, Annual Eminent Domain Super Conference CLE International (Austin, 2015 to Current)
  • Selected to and participated in the IRWA Course Review and Update Committee for Course 801 – United States Land Titles (2022-2023)
  • Presenter, The Ethical Use of Eminent Domain: Does Kelo Let You Condemn Contracted Land Restrictions? IRWA Chapter 36 Spring Seminar (Mansfield, Texas, April 2022)
  • Presenter, Presenting Your Case and Defending Your Experts in Eminent Domain Trials, IRWA Chapter 74 and Chapter 39 Annual Seminar (San Marcos, Texas, September 2017)
  • Presenter, Presenting Your Case and Defending Your Experts in Eminent Domain Trials, IRWA’s 63rd Annual International Education Conference (Anchorage, Alaska, June 2017)
  • Presenter, 2016 Case Law Update, IRWA Chapter 35 Annual Seminar (El Paso, Texas, May 2016)
  • Presenter, Eminent Domain Strategies for Appraisers, Attorneys, and Land Planners, Austin Chapter of the Appraisal Institute & IRWA Chapter 74 (San Marcos, Texas, June 2015)