Practice Areas Overview

A substantial part of our practice is concentrated on Texas condemnation (Eminent Domain) proceedings, assisting in all steps from initial contact by the Condemnor through appeal.

We represent corporations, landowners and lessees.

Constitutional rights to receive full compensation if property is taken through Eminent Domain or “condemned” must not be ignored. Evaluating each case requires thorough knowledge of the peculiar time constraints, compensability issues, unique evidentiary bars, and current Appellate interpretation. There are several common pitfalls of Texas condemnation and Eminent Domain and right-of-way valuation disputes. Your case should be evaluated early in the process.

Jeff Avant and Elliott Mitchell have been involved in valuation disputes involving nearly every type of real property, including Agricultural property, Airports, Apartment Buildings, Automobile Dealerships, Automobile Service Properties, Bank Buildings, Churches, Condominiums, Corporate Headquarters, Drug Stores, Food Service Preparation Facilities, Fast Food Restaurants, Hotels, Industrial Use Properties, Malls, Mining Properties, Motels, Nightclubs, Office Buildings, Outdoor Advertising Signs, Parking Lots, Pipeline Right-of-Way, Railroads, Restaurants, Retail Shopping Centers, Single Family Residences, Subdivision Developments, Subsidized Housing and Vacant Land. Our practice experience includes complex litigation, civil rights, commercial and construction disputes, and cases involving serious injury or death.

If your have received notice of a condemnation, contact an attorney immediately.

To learn more about the things that every property owner should know, call Jeff Avant or Elliott Mitchell directly at 512-478-5757 for a free initial consultation about your condemnation and eminent domain concerns.


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.