Areas of Practice

Condemnation Law


When an entity with the power of eminent domain wants to acquire private property for public use, that entity, as well as the owners of interests in the property to be acquired, enter into an area that is poorly understood by most. At Baylor Evnen our attorneys, including a nationally recognized leader in this field, understand the process of condemnation thoroughly. Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients in condemnation cases across the state, including representation of owners in the path of the Transcanada Keystone pipeline projects.

From the initial planning stages as to whether to acquire private property for a public project, selecting the location, good faith negotiations, valuation, board of appraisers and jury trial, and potential appeal process, we have the experienced attorneys to guide the client through this process.

The Owners Counsel of America is comprised of the most experienced condemnation lawyers in America. Attorneys are elected to the Counsel and limited to one per state.

The American Bar Association Litigation Section, Condemnation Committee website, contains various cases, comments and developments in condemnation, and is edited by Mr. Blake.

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