Eminent Domain and Condemnation

The firm’s Texas condemnation and eminent domain lawyers focus on condemnation and government takings’ cases, fighting for property rights and prevailing at every level. We only represent landowners in condemnation disputes, not governmental authorities or private companies that try to use the legal system to force property owners into giving up their property for a fraction of its worth. This includes improper takings of vacant land and ranches as well as highly improved properties with office buildings, shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, banks, churches, convenience stores, gas stations, manufacturing plants, mines, quarries, and residential subdivisions.

Trusts and Estates

The firm’s trust and estate lawyers in Texas represent clients in disputes related to will contests, trust disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, life insurance and retirement benefits. Our attorneys understand the sensitive and often personal nature to these types of matters and have the experience to guide clients through trial and appeal of complex estate lawsuits.


When negotiation fails to resolve a dispute, our legal team argues cases before state and federal appellate courts throughout Texas and at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. We understand the rules and procedures of these courts and our winning record in appeals for clients above the trial level is proof of that experience.

Why Choose

Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP

The firm’s founding partners, all classmates at the University of Texas School of Law, became successful trial lawyers at some of the country’s most prestigious law firms.

Our lawyers have secured eight-figure settlements and verdicts for plaintiffs, obtained dismissals for defendants, and prevailed in scores of other cases in federal and state courts. Diligent preparation, creative problem solving, and skilled execution of sound litigation strategies are hallmarks of our approach to practicing law. We are proud that our client roster consists largely of clients referred to us by former clients and lawyers who have seen us in action.

We prepare every case to go to trial, and our opponents know we will take our cases to verdict and on appeal if necessary. This mindset often brings opposing parties to the table ready for meaningful settlement negotiations.