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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no-cost case evaluation.
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.
Protecting Landowners' Rights: (713) 496-0504
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.
For straightforward answers and cost-effective representation, call our Houston office
today for a FREE consultation.