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 over 30 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
Over thirty 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 Texas Bar Association. 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 recent rewrite of the eminent domain laws and the then Lt. Governor of Texas to draft the previously enacted Texas Property Rights Act).
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 the 2011-2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report.
Contact our Texas Condemnation Lawyers
Let us put our combined 80+ years of experience in eminent domain law to work for you. Contact the Texas eminent domain attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP to discuss your case.
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