As one of the oldest and most respected “takings” law firms in Texas, Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo,PLLC 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 eminent domain attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo,PLLC 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, PLLC’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, PLLC from private litigation and big firm practices.
The firm has grown since its inception, with attorneys representing clients on major projects throughout the state of Texas. The Texas eminent domain attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, PLLC have won awards, chaired conferences including a yearly CLE conference on eminent domain, lectured at schools and professional organizations. Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, PLLC has become one of Texas’ most respected eminent domain law firms.
Our Clients Come First
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, PLLC treats every case, large or small, with the importance it deserves. Our Texas 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.
The Texas eminent domain attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, PLLC have 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, PLLC 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
Determining Fair Value in the Central I-35 Taking Process
February 28, 2023
Owners can be awarded compensation for the negative impacts that the taking has on their remaining property, including loss of functionality. However, that impact often is not addressed in TxDOT’s assessment of compensation owed for a taking. It is up to the property owner to ensure that these critical factors are fully documented and considered.
Firm's Client, LoneStar Airport Holdings, Awarded $90 Million in Damages in Eminent Domain Case
February 21, 2023
On February 6 the ongoing eminent domain dispute surrounding the South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport reached a turning point when the City of Austin was ordered to pay $90 million to LoneStar Airport Holdings — 47 times the amount the city initially offered.
Central Austin I-35 Expansion Plans Near Completion
January 17, 2023
Known as “Modified-Build Alternative 3,” the new preferred plan would impact 42 fewer acres than the alternative alignment but would still require the demolition of 107 homes and businesses along I-35. Other impacted properties will lose critical land used for parking and other purposes.
Texas Central Railroad Gains Power to Condemn Private Property for Bullet Train
June 30, 2022
The Texas Supreme Court handed down a 5-3 opinion on Friday in which the Court ruled that the Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure Inc. does have the power to condemn private property for the proposed bullet train project from Dallas to Houston.
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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