Trump Presidency Could Mean More Eminent Domain Cases

Chris Johns, partner at Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP in Austin, said that since Donald Trump promised huge spending increases for infrastructure, including on new roads, bridges, and other systems, there could be a lot of land taken by the government through eminent domain. If he makes good on that campaign promise, lawyers who handle eminent domain cases like those at our firm will see a large influx of new clients. We’ll see cases protecting landowners whose land is taken for public use and ensure they receive the constitutional guarantee of just compensation, he said.

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