Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP is a boutique litigation firm exclusively devoted to eminent domain litigation, condemnation law, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings. For more than 30 years, the Texas condemnation lawyers at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP have almost exclusively represented clients facing a taking of their land or other property.
Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP is guided by the principle that property rights are sacred and the right to own property is a fundamental right of Texas citizens. For many people, the purchase of property is the largest investment they will make in their lifetime.
Our attorneys have built a reputation for innovation and creativity and hard work. We not only apply the law, we help to develop it.
The government can interfere with the property rights of private citizens through the power of eminent domain. Eminent domain or condemnation law allows the government to seize property for a legitimate public use. However, the government must compensate the party whose property is taken by paying fair market value as well as paying for any damage that occurs to property that is not taken.
Although the government is required compensate you fairly, you may not agree with its determination of fair market value. In some cases, the government may not take your property for a legitimate public use. The unfair treatment of citizens in the condemnation or taking process is a fundamental violation of their constitutional, legal and moral rights. In such cases, the Texas condemnation attorneys at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP will vigorously fight to achieve a positive resolution for their clients.
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At Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP, we treat every client as our most important client. We know that all our cases are of fundamental importance to the people involved. We consider having been asked to represent our clients a privilege. Our Austin and Houston eminent domain attorneys aggressively fight to protect the property rights of private citizens who have put their trust in us.
To benefit from our passion and expertise, complete our online contact form or visit Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP’s Texas condemnation lawyers at our Austin or Houston offices.
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