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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


How to Choose the Right Executor

Posted in Probate & Estates on August 24, 2020

An executor is a person who has the legal responsibility to take care of any financial obligations you owe following your death. You want to ensure someone handles your outstanding bills and divides your assets according to your wishes, and choosing the right executor is crucial to protecting your best interests. While you can choose… read more


What Is Eminent Domain in Texas?

Posted in Eminent Domain on August 17, 2020

Texas is a state rich in natural resources and vast expanses of land. The legal concept of eminent domain is particularly important for Texas landowners, since this right allows the government to seize private land for public use. Today, more and more government agencies and private companies are seeking to seize property—and understanding eminent domain… 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