As one of the oldest and most well-respected eminent domain firms in Texas, Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP is proud of its reputation. A part of being a good citizen of Texas is involvement in the community.
All of our attorneys believe in giving back to the community. Many of our Texas eminent domain attorneys are members of professional organizations and have lectured extensively to help educate other professionals and the public on eminent domain issues. Many of our lawyers have a career history of working as public servants. Others volunteer on boards and with community groups and charitable organizations.
Our memberships, community involvement and activities, past and present, include:
- Chairing annual CLE conferences on Eminent Domain in Austin and Houston
- Lecturing at various speaking engagements
- Chairing committees on condemnation for the American Bar Association
- On the Board of the Anti-Defamation League
- On the Board of Breakthrough Austin
- Membership in the State Bar of Texas
- Membership in legal fraternities
- Membership on various boards of directors including the Frost National Bank Advisory Board of Directors
- Membership in Sunturians
- Volunteering with Homes for the Homeless
- Membership in the Austin Disaster Relief network
At Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP, our involvement with the greater Texas community will never be limited to representing clients with strong and knowledgeable legal advocacy. We know there is more.
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