Texas Trial Lawyers
Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP is a Texas trial firm with offices in Austin and Houston. Our lawyers have extensive courtroom experience representing a variety of clients including individuals, businesses, trusts, estates, and Fortune 500 companies.
The firm’s Texas eminent-domain lawyers focus on condemnation and government takings’ cases, 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 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 estates.
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Our skilled litigators handle complex business disputes in courts and arbitrations throughout the state and beyond. We regularly handle matters involving breach of contract, fiduciary problems, and matters that impact business operations. The team also holds substantial experience in areas such as real estate litigation, probate matters, and property disputes.
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.
You Can Count on Us, Inside and Outside the Courtroom
Our trial lawyers use every available tool to achieve an efficient, economical resolution for our client’s dispute. High-stakes negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and trials are normal for us.
From the bargaining table to the courtroom, you can count on us to be prepared and ready to do battle on your behalf. Our legal team is committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients.
Texas Trial Lawyers Working for You
When you hire Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP, you can trust that you are receiving the best legal representation available. Recognized by the legal community for work in areas such as commercial litigation, condemnation and eminent domain, as well as state and trust litigation, our attorneys continue to receive multiple accolades and earn selection into publications such as Texas Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Our trial team is aggressive, understands the law, and has built an outstanding reputation for winning cases. Clients appreciate that we are experienced, established, and efficient with our time. Let us show you why we are one of the state’s top trial firms.
Contact our office today to discuss your matter or dispute with a member of our legal team.