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The National Trial Lawyers Announces the Re-Selection of Justin Hodge as a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Texas After One Year

Posted in Honors & Awards,News on October 13, 2020

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Justin Hodge of Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP in Houston has been re-selected as a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Texas after his first year as an exceptionally respected member. This honor has been given to Mr. Hodge for his superior skills and qualifications… 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


Texas Lawyers Publishes Eminent Domain Article Written by Marrs Ellis & Hodge Attorneys

Posted in Eminent Domain,News on June 26, 2019

Texas Eminent Domain Reform Senate Bill 421 was shot down in the Texas Legislature. By Justin Hodge, John Appel and Luke Ellis “Texas is experiencing a rapid surge in economic activity, population growth, and infrastructure needs. That growth has meant new oil and gas pipelines, large-diameter water pipelines, roads, railways, and high-voltage-power lines all across… read more


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


Thirteenth Court of Appeals Affirms Claim of Austin Seminary, Represented by Marrs Ellis & Hodge Attorneys

Posted in News,Probate & Estates on June 14, 2019

Court of Appeals affirms Seminary’s claim under J.B. Wells’s last will to arena and park property. 13-18-00161-CV Court of Appeals Thirteenth District of Texas In Re Estate of JB Wells Jr., Deceased  


Joe Marrs Quoted in ABA Journal Regarding Rise in Estate Litigation

Posted in News,Probate & Estates 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,Pipeline 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,Pipeline 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