Under the Texas and United States Constitutions, the government, or any entity with the power of eminent domain, must pay just compensation for the property taken. Their opinion as to what that compensation should be is often far below what Texas law and market evidence requires. And, once a condemning authority has the legal right to condemn your property, the process can take on an accelerated pace. Of course, the condemning authority has had months, sometimes years, to prepare for its taking. Landowners typically do not have time on their side. In many ways, the process is weighted against landowners, deadlines are short, and Texas law restricts the type of damages landowners can recover.
So, experience matters.
We have experience representing landowners in:
- Road Expansion Cases
- High Voltage Transmission Line Cases
- Pipeline Cases
- Water Line Cases
- School District Condemnations
- Public Transit Condemnations
- Water Detention, Sewer and Drainage Cases
- Railroad Cases