Houston Inverse Condemnation Attorneys - (713) 496-0504
Serving Clients All Across Texas
In the typical eminent domain scenario, the government takes direct action
to acquire private property by negotiating a purchase or initiating condemnation
proceedings. However, the government might take or damage property
without paying fair compensation, even through legislation. Inverse condemnation
occurs when a property is no longer valuable due to sewage, flooding,
air pollution, and noise pollution.
Why Choose Our Houston Inverse Condemnation Lawyers?
- 30+ years of defending landowners’ rights
Partner John T. McDowell:
- Selected for the Thompson Reuters® Texas Super Lawyers® list in
2007-2011, 2014-2015, and 2017-2018.
- AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Selected for the National Trial Lawyers' list of Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's lawyers
Your only viable option may be to pursue an inverse condemnation claim
condemning authority. As a property owner, you have the burden of establishing that the government
violated your constitutional rights, an uphill battle, especially without
the benefit of an experienced Houston inverse condemnation lawyer to counsel
you throughout the process. Find out more about what your options are
when you contact McDowell Wells, LLP.
Dedicated Advocates for Property Owners
At McDowell Wells, LLP, we are dedicated to defending property owners'
rights throughout Texas. Our attorneys have the experience and persistence
it takes to oppose the government (or other condemning authorities) in
these complex claims. Additionally, we are well-versed in the nuances of
eminent domain law - a niche field that only a small percentage of lawyers will tackle.
Our combined legal knowledge, business acumen, and litigation skills makes
us the ideal advocates for residential and business property owners alike.
Aggressively Challenging Regulatory Takings
Indirect takings sometimes occur under the guise of lawmaking. When the
government imposes such strict regulations that the property is left with
zero value, the impact on the owner is essentially the same as if the
government had expropriated the property outright. This same outcome may
also result from land use restrictions, denials of vital permits, and
other regulatory actions.
Our firm represents property owners in all types of inverse condemnation
claims, including regulatory takings. We possess a thorough grasp of the
vast body of state and federal case law that governs these claims. You
can turn to us for thorough and accurate guidance.
We are based in Houston and welcome claims from all across Texas.