Firm Overview

Avant & Mitchell, LP is a firm with dedicated staff and extensive experience in all levels of condemnation and valuation disputes. We understand the constitutional right to fair compensation and Texas Condemnation Law.

We represent property owners, people and businesses throughout Texas. We do not charge for travel time.

Our philosophy and practice is to provide each client and condemnation case personal attention of a partner, each with over 20 years' experience.

Our attorneys and staff have thorough, hands-on, real life experience. This depth, together with relationships with local counsel, provides the resources needed to successfully handle condemnation disputes concerning any type of property, anywhere in the State of Texas.

Each attorney has over 20 years experience in handling of government takings, and condemnation cases, real estate valuation, and constitutional rights, and maintains an in-depth knowledge of Eminent Domain issues and appraisal developments. Our practice covers a wide geographical area and all major Texas roadways, including cases involving the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Transportation Authority, or corporations wielding the power of Eminent Domain (such as ONCOR and high-voltage transmission line companies, pipeline companies, or toll road contractors).

We Want Owners to Understand the Condemnation Process

The power to condemn is tempered by numerous rights secured to property owners by law. Through the condemnation process, the government and selected privately owned companies have the power to take your property for a public purpose, and the onerous burden to assure that market value is paid for the property taken through Eminent Domain. Texas has no department charged with assuring that owners receive true value.

We work with both in-house and local counsel needing support during the condemnation process. For more information about Eminent Domain and the condemnation process, feel free to call. Contact us for a free initial consultation.


This Texas law firm maintains its principal office within blocks of the Capitol complex in Austin, Texas. Our attorneys have handled appraisal disputes, eminent domain and condemnation cases throughout the State of Texas including Austin, Aransas Pass, Atlanta, Athens, Bastrop, Beaumont, Belton, Big Spring, Boerne, Bonham, Boston, Brownsville, Brownwood, Childress, Clarksville, Conroe, Copperas Cove, Corpus Christi, Cuero, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, El Paso, Fairfield, Forney, Ft. Stockton, Ft. Worth, Georgetown, Grande Prairie, Houston, Jefferson, Katy, Lockhart, Longview, Lubbock, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Paris, Port Aransas, San Angelo, San Antonio, Seguin, Sinton, South Padre, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Tyler, Waco, Weatherford, Wimberley, and surrounding areas that include properties along Texas State Highway 130 (toll road), State Highway 45 (toll road), IH 35, IH 10, IH 45, IH 20, US 59, US 71, US 290, US 183, Beltway 8, IH 30, Loop 820, SH 121, SH 114, the North Tarrant Expressway and transmission line cases similar to acquisitions by LCRA and ONCOR.