Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP, Texas Condemnation Attorneys
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP is a boutique law firm focusing in eminent domain, condemnation, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings. With offices in Austin and Houston, Texas, we represent clients throughout Texas and represent more clients in more Texas cities than any other firm of eminent domain attorneys.
Our Texas eminent domain lawyers have successfully handled eminent domain cases for a variety of landowners including individual property owners, business owners, tenants, and public agencies and entities. These cases have covered a broad range of properties, ranging from residential, commercial and industrial properties to vacant land to special use properties.
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP was named one of the "Best Law Firms" in 2012-2017 by U.S. News and World Reports. The Firm earned this honor because of the work performed by our Texas eminent domain lawyers representing clients and the interests of landowners in eminent domain cases.
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP is dedicated to providing clients with the personal one-on-one attention they would receive from a small-firm attorney combined with the experience and resources of a large, well-respected firm. While we have and handled notable and precedent setting cases throughout Texas, we understand that every eminent domain, condemnation and regulatory taking case is of utmost importance to the individuals whose property is affected. Every client benefits from skilled and knowledgeable legal representation provided by our Texas eminent domain attorneys.
Our Texas Eminent Domain Attorneys
The attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP have a combined 80+ years of experience in eminent domain and regulatory takings. Unlike many other law firms where eminent domain is only one of many practice areas, we focus exclusively on eminent domain law and have successfully handled hundreds of eminent domain cases across the State of Texas. Our attorneys are routinely asked to educate the community, professional organizations and politicians on eminent domain issues and emerging case law. Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP worked with the then Lieutenant Governor in drafting the Texas Property Rights Act to help protect the rights of landowners. Some of our lawyers have been named among the Best Lawyers in America, Texas' Best Lawyers and Texas Super Lawyers.
Our condemnation lawyers have spoken at educational events throughout Texas on the issue of eminent domain and regulatory takings, and host an annual CLE the one of the most widely attended eminent domain conferences in the country. Our attorneys have appeared on behalf of clients in condemnation cases at special commissioners’ hearings (the administrative level), in county court at law or district court (the trial level), and in the intermediate appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court and at all levels of the federal judiciary.
Contact Our Texas Eminent Domain Attorneys
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP has offices conveniently located in Austin, Texas and Houston, Texas. However, our reputation and knowledge draws clients from throughout Texas. Contact Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP and let us put our 80+ years of combined experience to work assisting you with your eminent domain or regulatory taking issues.
News & Resources
Federal Railroad Administration Releases Regulations on Texas Bullet Train
September 25, 2020
The Federal Railroad Administration has released regulations in connection with the proposed bullet train that would connect Houston and Dallas. These documents collectively outline rules for the system’s signal and trainset control, track, rolling stock, operating rules and practice, system qualifications and maintenance. The documents also set the alignment that the Texas Central Railroad will follow between Dallas and Houston.
Trump Administration Takes Keystone XL Dispute to Supreme Court
June 24, 2020
The US Solicitor General has asked the United States Supreme Court to overturn the ruling of a federal judge in Montana that invalidated a federal permit frequently issued as part of pipeline projects. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a prior request to suspend the Montana-based federal judge’s ruling. “The district court had no warrant to set aside NWP 12 with respect to Keystone XL, let alone for the construction of all new oil and gas pipelines anywhere in the country,” the US Solicitor General wrote.
Houston Appellate Court Rules Against Pipeline Company
June 24, 2020
The First District Court of Appeals out of Houston issued an opinion recently, finding that the HSC Pipeline Partnership, LLC pipeline company did not qualify as a common carrier and did not have the power to condemn a pipeline easement. The appellate court also held that the landowner should have been permitted to present evidence of what he had been paid by other pipelines that previously obtained easements on his property. It is currently unknown if the pipeline company plans to appeal to the Supreme Court of Texas.
Magellan Announces Its East Houston to Hearne Pipeline Is Now Operational
September 25, 2019
Magellan Midstream Partners, LP announced commencement of service on its new 135-mile, 20” diameter refined products pipeline. The pipeline runs from East Houston to Magellan’s terminal in Hearne, Texas. Link: https://www.reuters.com/article/magellan-mids-crude-pipeline/magellan-begins-refined-products-transportation-on-new-houston-to-hearne-pipeline-idUSL2N2690J6