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Year founded: 2009
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We are an Eminent Domain and Condemnation Litigation Law Firm. Exclusively.

For a property owner, a condemnation case can be the most significant piece of litigation they will ever have. We focus exclusively on eminent domain and condemnation matters. Because condemnation is all we do, we are able to bring a level of experience and sophistication in handling condemnation cases that few firms can match.

Our founding member, Charles McFarland, became board certified in Civil Trial Law trying condemnation cases. His specific expertise in highway and roadway widening takings that impact retail, commercial, industrial, and special uses is a major asset in his representation of property owners in condemnation cases. He has also successfully represented property owners in maximizing their recovery for the taking of private property for pipelines, electric transmission lines, and flood control projects.

Charles’s legal acumen is highly-regarded in the legal community. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and Texas Super Lawyers in the practice areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. He also has the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability.


McFarland PLLC is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Select Clients

  • California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
  • First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc
  • Prologis, Inc.
  • Rise Communities LLC
  • SEARCH Homeless Services
  • AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT)
  • AR Global
  • Bayou Land Conservancy
  • Century Communities
  • Coventry Development Corporation
  • FirstCash, Inc.
  • Group 1 Automotive
  • Hines Interests
  • Hunington Properties
  • LGI Homes
  • Mac Haik Enterprises
  • Net3 Real Estate
  • Occidental Petroleum Company
  • Realty Income Corporation
  • Rice University
  • Second Baptist Church
  • Taco Bell
  • Target Corporation
  • Texas General Land Office (GLO)
  • The Kroger Company
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Valley Ranch Town Center, Ltd.
  • Wisenbaker Builder Services
  • Yum! Brands

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Simply put the McFarland Law Firm is the best at what they specialize in. Their knowledge, expertise, focus, analysis and negotiation of cases involving Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law provides their clients with the best representation available. I was impressed with the negotiation process from beginning to end and felt well represented. Charles McFarland handled my case as if I was a large institutional client (which I am not). Charles is the consummate professional in this area of law. I spoke with three different law firms before deciding on representation and I clearly made the right decision by choosing the McFarland Law Firm.
Reid Friedman – PLC Capital Corporation
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
McFarland is recognized in industry circles as the BEST at eminent domain and condemnation law. They are our attorney of choice in ANY and ALL property related matters.
Robert Lanham – Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc.
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Charles McFarland represented us and advised us competently in a condemnation proceeding. He achieved a significantly higher award for the condemnation than initially awarded. Charles responded timely, gave competent advice and was attuned to our concerns and objectives. I would highly recommend Charles McFarland for any condemnation proceeding in the State of Texas.
Laura Tehrani – Realty Income
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
McFarland is one of the best law firms I have ever had the pleasure to work alongside.
Steve Mulhern – Coventry Development
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Charles is a pleasure to work with. He is to the point, patient and always willing to explain every step of the process to us. We have worked with Charles for the past 5 years on multiple TxDOT condemnations and he has faithfully taken us through the process with great success.
Joanne Stein, Chief Financial Officer – Coventry Development Corporation


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

McFarland PLLC has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made McFarland PLLC eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Male: 3
Female: 2
White / Caucasian: 5
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Female: 1
Male: 1
Non-Legal Employees
Female: 5
Black / African American: 2
Hispanic / Latinx: 2

Main Location

Houston, TX
811 Louisiana Street, Suite 2520
Houston, TX 77002-1401
United States
713-325-9700 Call our Houston, TX location at 713-325-9700 Get Directions Get directions to our Houston, TX location

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Managing Partner
Charles B. McFarland
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