Whether you are an individual or business whose property rights are jeopardized, our firm is ready to help you. Contact McDowell Law Group as soon as possible after an accident to defend your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Houston Eminent Domain Attorney

Fighting for Property Owners & Their Constitutional Rights

When your property is at risk of being confiscated by the government, you need an experienced legal team on your side. More than anything, you need McDowell Law Group LLP. Our eminent domain attorneys work to protect the rights of landowners in Houston and throughout Texas. Not only can we fight for the fair compensation you deserve, we are not afraid to challenge condemning authorities.

Partner John T. McDowell:

  • Selected for the Thompson Reuters® Texas Super Lawyers® list in 2007-2011, 2014-2015, and 2017-2018.
  • Selected for the National Trial Lawyers' list of Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's lawyers

We believe that your constitutional rights matter. By combining our litigation skills with a client-centered mindset, our firm is prepared to go the distance on your behalf. We can guide you through the complexities of eminent domain law and won’t settle for anything less than the very best.

What is Eminent Domain?

Eminent domain is the constitutional right of the government and certain authorized agencies to seize your private land for public use.

Common uses for land in eminent domain include:

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

When Can Property Owners Challenge Eminent Domain in Texas?

According to the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, property owners can challenge the U.S. government's claim on their property under the following circumstances:

  • If the organization trying to take your land does not have the authority to do so
  • If your property is not being claimed for "public use"
  • If the argument can be made that they do not really need to take your property in order to complete the project
  • If the government has refused to reimburse you properly for the property being taken

If you believe that any of the above situations apply to your case, please contact us immediately to determine what the best course of action will be going forward.

Don’t leave your property at the mercy of the government. Schedule a free consultation with eminent domain lawyers in Houston!

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Because our team consists of two highly skilled and experienced trial attorneys, we are able to offer our personal injury clients a high level of personalized care and attention. We are selective about the cases we take on, as this allows us to provide each and every client with the focused, tailored legal representation they need and deserve. Our personal injury practice includes a broad range of cases, including those involving car accidents, medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, brain injuries, nursing home abuse, pedestrian accidents, workplace accidents and injuries, tractor-trailer accidents, swimming pool accidents, and wrongful death. No matter how complex or serious your unique situation may be, our Houston trial attorneys are here to provide you with compassionate legal counsel and aggressive representation. We can help you seek the maximum compensation for your losses.

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Is Your Property in Jeopardy? Our Litigators Are on Your Side

At McDowell Law Group LLP, a Houston-based law firm, our main priority is helping property owners navigate the challenges of eminent domain. Because we solely represent landowners, never condemning authorities, our loyalty remains undivided.

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