What Is Eminent Domain?

What is Eminent Domain?

Experienced Houston Eminent Domain Lawyers

Eminent domain is the constitutional right of the government and certain authorized agencies to seize your private land for public use. If the government has contacted you about taking your land, then you should consult one of our Houston eminent domain lawyers at McDowell Wells, LLP. We can discuss the situation and help you consider whether this is in your best interests.

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Common uses for land in eminent domain include:

  • Public utility building
  • Building highways
  • Widening roads
  • Building bridges
  • Constructing new civic buildings

If the government wants to take your land - to build an interstate or toll road, for example - there is a legal process of condemnation  they have to go through in which they are required to pay you fair value for the land they take. Many people's biggest mistake is that they simply roll over and take whatever the government offers them. Our law firm is well-versed in all matters relating to eminent domain laws and procedures, and we can make sure that you are not taken advantage of by anybody.

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At McDowell Wells, LLP, we will fight to get you fair compensation for land seized under eminent domain. Unlike the big firms that often fight on the side of the government or big utility companies, we dedicate our experience, impressive resources, and litigation skills to protecting Texas consumers, businesses, and home and property owners from lowball offers of government compensation for condemned land.

We will fight to maximize your award at the special commissioners' hearing, and can appeal an award in court if it is unjust or violates your right to fair compensation. This is when having an experienced litigator on your side can make all the difference. We are the team you can trust to help you level the playing field.

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