Charles B. McFarland

Charles B. McFarland


McFarland PLLC

Recognized since 2011

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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Charles is a board-certified civil trial lawyer and primarily represents property owners in securing just compensation when government takes private property for public use. While his experience has included takings projects for highway expansion, pipelines, electric transmission lines, and flood control, Charles’s principal practice is focused on highway and roadway widening projects impacting retail, commercial, and industrial uses.

Charles has obtained successful special commissioners’ awards, jury verdicts, settlements, and judgments for clients in condemnation cases across the State, including Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Waller County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Williamson County, Dallas County, Matagorda County, Wharton County, Angelina County, Austin County, San Jacinto County, Titus County, Presidio County, and Val Verde County.

Charles’s business acumen and legal ability is well-regarded in legal community, as exemplified by his selection by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and Texas Super Lawyers in the practice area of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. Charles has the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability.

He has handled appeals of condemnation cases and other matters in the First, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals and in the Texas Supreme Court. Charles was formerly a partner in the Condemnation and Land Use Litigation practice group of Vinson & Elkins LLP.

He has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law since 2003.

Location

  • 811 Louisiana Street, Suite 2520
    Houston, TX 77002-1401

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctorate, with honors, graduated 1995
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BA, graduated 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • Damages Subcommittee of the Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association - Former Chair
  • Houston Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists - Former President
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • University of Texas School of Law - Keeton Fellow

McFarland PLLC
Headquarters: Houston, Texas

1 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Houston (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Awards:

  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Keeton Fellow

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Ten Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Condemnation Attorney


by Charles B. McFarland

You must know the best questions to ask an attorney you are considering for your condemnation case.

Hiring a Condemnation Attorney

Ten Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Condemnation Attorney


You must know the best questions to ask an attorney you are considering for your condemnation case.

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