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Joe Marrs Quoted in ABA Journal Regarding Rise in Estate Litigation

Posted in News on April 5, 2019

As America’s population ages, demand for elder law attorneys grows By MARC DAVIS … Joseph Marrs, an attorney based in Houston who focuses his practice in estate and trust litigation, has noted an increase in his practice of elder law-related cases. “Elder law entails a broad spectrum of services,” Marrs says. “Tax law, for example, which… read more


Texas Public Radio Interviews Luke Ellis Regarding Pipeline Acquisitions

Posted in Eminent Domain,News on January 28, 2019

Central Texas Pipeline Reignites Fight Over Land Rights By MOSE BUCHELE, KUT NEWS & MOSE BUCHELE, KUT NEWS … “”A fight over a pipeline is never only about the pipeline. It’s about the environment, property rights, public safety and a community’s sense of itself. Just such a fight is now brewing in the Texas Hill Country, where company… read more


Justin Hodge Quoted by Houston Chronicle Regarding Acceleration in Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects.

Posted in Eminent Domain,News on January 8, 2019

Imminent domain cases to focus on pipelines By James Osborne West Texas is facing a boom these days, and oil and gas producers need newly constructed pipelines to move their newly found supplies to Houston and other cities to be refined. Look for plenty of imminent domain claims next year as oil and gas producers… read more


Luke Ellis Quoted in AP National Story

Posted in Eminent Domain,News on January 8, 2019

Luke Ellis quoted by AP, U.S. News & World Report regarding landowners potentially affected by Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline. Texas Landowners Fight Kinder Morgan’s $2B Pipeline Proposal Texas News – US News  


Marrs Ellis & Hodge Wins Jury Verdict in Bell County

Posted in Eminent Domain,News on November 12, 2018

Marrs, Ellis & Hodge wins jury verdict in the case of State of Texas v. Skyway Holdings LLC in Bell County, TX. The dispute involved the condemnation of W. H. and Sandra Anderson’s property for the IH-35 expansion project. The MEH trial team was Justin Hodge, Kyle Baum, Graham Taylor, and Dana Randolph. The State argued… read more


Graham Taylor Joins Firm as an Associate

Posted in News on November 12, 2018

Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP is pleased to welcome Graham Taylor, the firm’s newest associate. Prior to passing his bar exam, Graham graduated summa cum laude in Political Science at the University of St. Thomas. He then started at the University of Houston Law Center in 2015, where he co-authored the Texas Bar Journal article… read more


Joe Marrs, Luke Ellis, and Justin Hodge Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Posted in News on November 12, 2018

Each of the firm’s founding partners was selected for the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a peer designation awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. This rating service has ranked them top attorneys in their practice areas: Justin Hodge and Luke Ellis in Eminent Domain, and Joe Marrs… read more


Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP Wins Dismissal of Will Contest and Award of Attorneys’ Fees to Client.

Posted in News on November 12, 2018

Marrs Ellis & Hodge attorneys Joe Marrs and Ashley Croswell defended the beneficiaries of a will against claims that the beneficiaries had forfeited their benefits under a will. The contestant alleged that the beneficiaries did not follow the decedent’s wishes regarding the care of her cats. The Court ruled the claims baseless and awarded attorneys’… read more


MEH Attorneys Represents Clients in 3rd Court of Appeals Win

Posted in News on November 12, 2018

The Third Court of Appeals recently affirmed a favorable judgment (including the award of attorney’s fees) for a firm client in a commercial-business dispute. The case is number 03-17-00292-CV, Barton Food Mart v. Botrie. The trial and appellate teams consisted of Luke Ellis and Zev Kusin.


Luke Ellis and Jacob Merkord Invited to Speak at Joppa Town Hall Meeting

Posted in News on June 29, 2018

On June 14th, Luke Ellis and Jacob Merkord traveled to Joppa, Texas in Burnet County to speak about eminent domain proceedings to residents of Joppa, many of whom own properties that may be condemned by Sempra LNG & Midstream and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners’ Permian – Katy “P2K” natural gas pipeline. Joppa’s residents, who had collectively… read more