Despite being a lawyer who represents people across the State on these types of cases, I can honestly say I understand what it feels like to have your property taken from you. Our family’s ranch was taken by the State of Texas to build a 28 acre rest stop between Austin and Dallas. My grandfather spent a lifetime drilling for water on the property and we discovered commercial quantities of Edwards groundwater. The State refused to compensate us for the value of the groundwater taken and we fought for six long years to receive just compensation. If you are facing a condemnation action (whether by highway expansion, pipeline, power line, or something else), I invite you to use this resource as a guide. Please feel free to ask any questions or make suggestions on how I can provide additional helpful information. Thank you!