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What Are My Rights in an Eminent Domain Case in Texas?

Posted in Probate & Estates on August 9, 2022

Eminent domain refers to the government’s right to take land for public use. If you are a property owner in Texas, you may be contacted by an agency and offered a settlement in exchange for your land. The condemnation process can be very stressful for Texas landowners. It is important to understand your rights during… read more


Jacob Merkord on Fox 7 Austin News Regarding Matterhorn Pipeline in Williamson County, Texas

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2022

Jacob Merkord, Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP partner, was interviewed on Fox 7 Austin news regarding the upcoming Matterhorn Pipeline project in Williamson County, Texas. You can watch the full interview here: https://www.fox7austin.com/news/williamson-county-property-owners-fight-proposed-natural-gas-pipeline https://www.fox7austin.com/news/williamson-county-property-owners-fight-proposed-natural-gas-pipeline Mr. Merkord said Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP clients, “are asking for full market value for what the pipeline wants.” He… read more


Can I Contest My Parents’ Will in Texas?

Posted in Will Contest on August 4, 2022

When your parents pass away, you want to ensure that their final affairs are taken care of, and that their property is distributed according to their wishes. However, you may be concerned that your parents’ will is not legally valid. In these situations, you could file a formal lawsuit in probate court to contest the… read more


KXAN-NBC: Luke Ellis Interview Regarding Matterhorn Pipeline Project

Posted in Eminent Domain on July 13, 2022


What You Need to Know When Preparing Your Will

Posted in Will Contest on July 9, 2022

Your last will and testament is one of the most important documents that you will create in your life. This document will serve as the foundation of your estate plan and help your family members through the process of dividing your assets and handling your final affairs. However, drafting a will isn’t simple—there are several… read more


Types of Civil Litigation Suits in Texas

Posted in Personal Injury on July 4, 2022

When you are pursuing a legal claim, it is important to be aware of what type of case that you are filing. In the United States, there are two types of litigation: criminal cases, which prosecute an individual for violating laws; and civil cases, which arise when a person or entity files a dispute against… read more


Texas Supreme Court Approves Eminent Domain For Bullet Train

Posted in Eminent Domain on June 30, 2022


What Is Commercial Litigation?

Posted in Litigation on June 6, 2022

Business owners need to manage a wide range of activities and comply with lots of rules and regulations. It is very common for an entity to find itself embroiled in a complex legal dispute, necessitating the need for legal representation. Commercial litigation can refer to a wide range of legal matters that a business may… read more


How to Find a Resolution in a Will Contest

Posted in Probate & Estates on June 5, 2022

The last will and testament is one of the most important documents a person could create. A will outlines how your estate is handled following your death, ensuring that the right people receive the right assets. However, not all wills are legally valid. If you believe that a loved one’s will is invalid, you could… read more


Luke Ellis Featured in Top 50 Super Lawyers of Central/West Texas

Posted in Eminent Domain on May 19, 2022

Luke Ellis was featured in the 2021 Edition of Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Central/West Texas. Luke’s practice focuses on representing Texas property owners facing eminent domain and other condemnation proceedings