Eminent Domain Law

Eminent Domain LawBrown Dean proudly claims a history of more than 90 years handling major Texas eminent domain law cases for both condemning organizations and landowners. Our firm ranks in the first tier among law firms listed in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers list for both Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and Litigation – Eminent Domain and Condemnation in the Fort Worth/Dallas metropolitan area.

Our attorneys handled all condemnation procedures for the following projects:

  • Texas Turnpike Authority land acquisition to build Interstate 30 (formerly DFW Turnpike) in Tarrant County
  •  Tarrant County land acquisition to build Interstate 121 from downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport. Also represented this client in condemnation proceedings to obtain seventeen downtown blocks for the Tarrant County Convention Center
  • Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District No. One acquisition of hundreds of thousands of acres for major water reservoirs including Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Bridgeport, Cedar Creek Lake, and portions of Richland Chambers Lake
  • Represented hundreds of homeowners and ranchers during condemnation proceedings for DFW Airport acquisition of more than 18,000 acres
  • Represented oil and gas companies in eminent domain proceedings for access to properties in the Barnett Shale and Eagle Ford areas of Texas

 

Texas Eminent Domain Law  – Geographic Areas

Our attorneys have extensive experience in the following north Texas locations:

  • Tarrant County
  • Parker County
  • Denton County
  • Hood County
  • Johnson County
  • Erath County
  • Bosque County
  • Jack County
  • Somervell County
  • Ellis County
  • Robertson County
  • Freestone County

Our attorneys represent companies requiring eminent domain procedures including:

  • Oil and gas pipeline easements
  • Utility transmission line easements
  • Sites for public buildings, roads, water reservoirs
  • Survey crew entry rights
  • Right-of-way, easement, and full-fee taking of property agreements

Our attorneys represent property owners involved in  eminent domain procedures such as:

  • Payment for condemned land and property (just compensation)
  • Payment for property damages and liability
  • Restoration of land issues to maintain surrounding property value
  • Restrictions on company employee entry rights
  • Property rights

Eminent Domain Attorneys:

Larry Wilshire, Partner
Sterling Elza, Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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