As one of the oldest and most respected “takings” law firms in Texas, Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP has a long and distinguished history of representing clients in eminent domain, statutory condemnation, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings cases. For more than 35 years, our Texas condemnation lawyers have almost exclusively represented landowners who are facing a condemnation or the taking of their property. The Texas condemnation attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP have helped countless clients throughout the state of Texas fight for their property rights against an unwanted or unfair taking and obtain the maximum compensation possible after the government seizes or otherwise takes their property for public use.
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP’s Beginnings
More than 35 years ago, Michael M. Barron and Stephen I. Adler came together to establish a boutique litigation firm that would protect the property rights of their clients. Mr. Barron’s family has long Texas roots and after leaving Groesbeck he graduated from his home state university. Mr. Adler followed opportunity and promise and came to Texas after growing up on the east coast and graduating Princeton University. Both obtained their J.D.’s from the University of Texas and were admitted to the State Bar of Texas. They each had achieved professional successes before launching the law firm. Mr. Barron’s experience included working in the Attorney General's Office where he rose to chief of the antitrust division. Mr. Adler had started a successful civil rights solo practice only a year out of law school.
Other lawyers have joined the firm in the intervening years. Some represent the best and brightest of attorneys who began their careers as government eminent domain lawyers; others have come to Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP from private litigation and big firm practices.
The firm has grown since its inception, with multiple offices and attorneys representing clients on major projects throughout the state of Texas. The Texas eminent domain attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP have won awards, chaired conferences including a yearly CLE conference on eminent domain, lectured at schools and professional organizations. Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP has become one of Texas’ most respected eminent domain law firms.
Our Clients Come First
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP treats every case, large or small, with the importance it deserves. Our eminent domain lawyers know that your property is often your largest investment. We understand the importance of protecting your property rights and obtaining fair compensation if the government interferes with those rights. Our lawyers have helped to protect the rights of landowners in the judicial system and at the legislative level (working with legislators on the rewrite of the eminent domain laws and the then Lt. Governor of Texas to draft the previously enacted Texas Property Rights Act) and other landowner advocacy groups before the Texas Legislature.
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP has handled numerous notable legal cases throughout the firms' history. We have represented clients on issues related to all recent major road-development projects in Texas including IH-35, IH-10, IH-45, US 290, US 183 and 183A, US 59, SH 130, SH 45, SH 121, SH 195, SH 29, SH 6 and Loop 363.
Our firm has also successfully represented clients when special use projects are involved. For instance, Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP has helped clients in the takings related to the municipal airports, the Texas Rangers stadium, the Sun Bowl stadium, the LBJ Hospital and a dredge disposal site operated by the Port of Houston Authority.
Through our vigorous, innovative and creative representation, we have been recognized among the Best law Firms in prior editions of U.S. News and World Report.
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News & Resources
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Gov. Abbott today signed into law a border security funding bill that includes approximately $750 million to build a border wall, adding to the $250 million committed by the State of Texas earlier this summer.
Texas Transportation Commission Votes to Move Forward with Proposed I-45 Expansion
September 3, 2021
This week, the Texas Transportation Commission voted in favor of moving forward with the I-45 expansion in Houston as part of the 2022-2031 unified transportation program. The Commission set a 90-day timeline to revisit the project, allowing time for completion of the current review by the Federal Highway Administration.
Border Security Bill Moves to the Texas Senate, Bars Use of Eminent Domain for Border Wall
August 31, 2021
On Monday, the Texas House of Representatives voted 85-36 in favor of approving House Bill 9, which includes $1.88 billion for border security. However, an amendment added by Rep. Tracy King of Batesville would bar the state from using eminent domain to acquire property from Texas landowners for the border wall.
Proposed Plans for I-35 Could Impact 140+ Commercial and Residential Properties
August 20, 2021
The Texas Department of Transportation is continuing the development process for the I-35 Capital Express Central project, which proposes to add two managed lanes in each direction along I-35 from US 290 East to SH 71/Ben White Boulevard. More than 140 commercial and residential properties in central Austin could be affected by the expansion.
With more than 100 years of combined experience, Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP has successfully handled thousands of cases representing landowners across the State of Texas, from Austin to Dallas, El Paso to San Antonio and beyond.
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