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Biography

Kevin is a real estate litigator who focuses his practice on eminent domain cases. He primarily represents condemning authorities in cases involving the acquisition of property rights for roads, schools, gas pipelines, electric powerlines, and other infrastructure and public facility needs. Additionally, he represents property owners with government regulation of private property including zoning and regulatory takings.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represented owners of a ranch who received an initial award from Special Commissioners of $2.1 million for their property obtain a $6.95 million judgment after a jury trial. The judgment was upheld on appeal.

Represented a national developer which received a judgment for more than $4 million after a property acquisition encroached on a pad site and parking area. Served as lead counsel in condemnation proceedings involving major sports arena. Obtained a declaratory judgment for a defendant that cancellation of a billboard lease agreement after acquiring lessor’s property did not equate to a Constitutional taking / inverse condemnation. Obtained jury verdict of $676,000 for a defendant in a highway condemnation case after Special Commissioners originally awarded $2,750.

Education

Law School

Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1988

Undergraduate School

University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1985

Bar Memberships

Kevin is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Texas, 1988

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2022-2024

Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Irish Legal 100, 2017

Texas Super Lawyers, 2012, 2014-2023

Presentations

Kevin was invited to speak at the following events:

“Impairment of Access,” CLE International, August 2017

“How Courts Are Addressing Uncertainty of City Action,” IRWA Spring Seminar, April 2017

“Legal Analysis of Access Damages in Eminent Domain Cases,” CLE International, February 2017

“Land Use and Planning,” University of Texas School of Law, March 2012

“Expert Witnesses from a Jury’s Perspective,” Forensic Expert Witness Association, 2009

“The Right to Take: Public Purpose and Public Necessity,” IRWA Spring Seminar, April 2006

“The Highest and Best Use of Real Property,” CLE International, October 2011

“Presentation of Evidence in Eminent Domain Cases,” CLE International, October 2008

“Expert Witnesses in Eminent Domain Cases,” CLE International, May 2007

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