Condemnation

Texas Eminent Domain Vs. Condemnation

Posted in Condemnation,Eminent Domain on April 4, 2022

Texas is a state that has lots of open land and natural resources. As a result, many property owners across the state receive notice from the government that it intends to claim their land, citing the rule of eminent domain. If you are facing eminent domain proceedings, it is important to be aware of what… read more


How to Resolve High-Stakes Property Disputes

Posted in Condemnation,Eminent Domain on April 4, 2022

If you own property in Texas, you will likely encounter a conflict with a neighbor, private business, or even a government agency. From boundary line disagreements to land ownership disputes, these situations can be stressful and affect your daily life. In cases where you encounter a high-stakes property dispute, it is important to stay calm… read more


Justin Hodge, Kyle Baum, and Kyle Hlavinka Speak at Brazoria County Bar Association

Posted in Brazoria County,Condemnation,Eminent Domain,Infrastructure Projects,Pipeline,Power line,TxDOT,Uncategorized on January 20, 2022

Justin Hodge, Kyle Baum, and Kyle Hlavinka presented on eminent domain at the January 2022 Brazoria County Bar Association luncheon. Brazoria County is one of the fastest growing Counties in the Texas and continues to experience a significant volume of condemnation and eminent domain-cases. You can watch the entire CLE presentation here. Special thanks to… read more


Justin Hodge Quoted in Law360

Posted in Condemnation,Eminent Domain,Houston eminent domain,Infrastructure Projects,Texas Central Railroad,TxDOT on January 4, 2022

Emma Whitford, with Law360, wrote a terrific article related to Texas eminent domain entitled “3 Real Estate Cases to Watch in 2022.” As part of the 3 real estate cases to watch in 2022, she includes Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure Inc. et al. v. James Fredrick Miles. Here is the article: https://www.law360.com/articles/1449498/3-real-estate-cases-to-watch-in-2022 The Texas… read more


The 3 Phases of Condemnation in Texas

Posted in Condemnation on December 17, 2020

Because Texas is a state rich in open space and natural resources, many government agencies approach Texas landowners with condemnation letters to usurp their properties. This action occurs due to the concept of eminent domain, or the government’s right to take private property for public use. If you are facing condemnation, it is important to… read more


Property Rights in the State of Texas

Posted in Condemnation,Eminent Domain on October 15, 2020

Texas is full of natural resources, beautiful landscapes, and wide-open space. Unfortunately, these benefits often leave Texas landowners vulnerable to the government. If the land could be useful for the public, a government agency or utility company may exercise eminent domain to take control of the property. Eminent domain is a constitutional right that the… read more


DART “Silver Line” May Damage Businesses in Dallas – Fox News 4 Features Justin Hodge

Posted in Condemnation,Eminent Domain,News on September 28, 2019

Dallas Fox 4 discusses the impact of the DART “Silver Line” on business owners and interviews Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP partner, Justin Hodge, regarding property rights reform. https://www.fox4news.com/news/business-owner-worries-dart-silver-line-construction-will-hurt-bottom-line


Justin Hodge Talks About Eminent Domain in Houston Public Media Podcast

Posted in Condemnation,News,Pipeline on June 26, 2019

Full Show: Kinder Morgan Wins Texas Eminent Domain Challenge, And Wrongful Conviction Compensation Denied (June 26, 2019) By Abner Fletcher Houston Matters … “On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A Travis County District Court ruled Tuesday that Kinder Morgan Inc. does not need to seek approval from the Texas Railroad Commission to build its proposed $2 billion natural gas… read more


Justin Hodge Addresses Flood Victims Regarding Inverse Condemnation Claims

Posted in Condemnation,Eminent Domain,News on September 18, 2017

  Hurricane Harvey Flooding – Q&A on Inverse Condemnation Against Federal Government with Mark Lanier, the Lanier Law Firm, and Justin Hodge, Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP.


Luke Ellis interviewed on Fox News: Border wall faces legal battles over eminent domain in Texas

Posted in Border Fence,Border Wall,Condemnation,Eminent Domain,Infrastructure Projects,News on April 5, 2017

 Luke Ellis interviewed on Fox News regarding condemnation of Texas property for border wall.  You can watch the whole interview “Click HERE to play.”