Eminent Domain & Condemnation
As Texas’s economy continues to grow and prosper, it has become necessary for the state and federal governments to exercise their right of eminent domain to force businesses and individuals to sell their private property for public projects such as the building or expanding of highways, rail lines, electric lines, gas pipelines, power plants, and public buildings through a legal process called condemnation. Unfortunately, the Texas and United States governmental agencies don’t often properly evaluate the “just” and “adequate” compensation owned to property owners for their property. The power of condemnation is not limited to governments. Private entities also sometimes have the power of eminent domain if allowed by the law and if used for a project that has been deemed to be effectively a public use.
Fortunately, a land owner’s rights are protected in both the United States and Texas Constitutions. However, the complex procedural and the substantive legal principles applicable in condemnation cases make it difficult for landowners to obtain a fair value for their property on their own. Many people’s biggest mistake is that the become intimidated by the complexities of the process and simply give up and accept whatever the government offers them. Our law firm is well-versed in all matters relating to eminent domain laws and condemnation cases.
Our creative and flexible approach to legal fees ensures that you receive the best possible outcome for condemnation case. If the government has contacted you about taking your land, contact us to learn about your rights and our approach. Our attorneys focus on advocating for property owners in eminent domain cases and understand how to obtain truly “just” and “adequate” compensation for your property.