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Charles B. McFarland

Charles B. McFarland

Texas

McFarland PLLC
811 Louisiana St, Suite 2520
Houston, TX 77002-1401
Tel: (713) 325-9700

cmcfarland@mcfarlandpllc.com

 

 

Charles McFarland is the founding member of the Texas law firm of McFarland PLLC. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and achieved this certification by trying condemnation cases. Charles has tried dozens of condemnation jury trials and handled several hundred condemnation hearings before special commissioners.

Mr. McFarland has represented property owners across Texas in significant condemnations against the Texas Department of Transportation as well as various local and County agencies.

Charles has been recognized as an expert in real estate valuation matters, has published several articles and lectures regularly, both in Texas and nationally, on eminent domain and real estate valuation issues.

Charles is the Past President and current Board Member of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, established in 1986 to promote the availability, accessibility and quality of the services of civil trial and appellate lawyers to the public. He is a lifetime fellow of both the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation, dedicated to providing legal representation to the indigent, promote community understanding of our legal system and foster the administration of justice. He is a Keeton Fellow to the University of Texas School of Law. He is also the Past Chair of the Damages Subcommittee of the Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation for the American Bar Association.

Charles is also a frequent speaker and panelist on the topic of Condemnation and Eminent Domain Law and has been a contributing author to the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, and other publications

Significant eminent domain representations include:

Retail Matters

  •  Favorable jury verdict as lead counsel against the State of Texas in condemnation case involving the extension of the Grand Parkway (SH 99) through a planned regional retail shopping center in Harris County
  •  Favorable award as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case on State Highway 146 involving property improved with a pharmacy
  •  Favorable award as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case on IH 45 South (the Gulf Freeway) involving property improved with a fast food restaurant
  •  Favorable award as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case on IH 45 South (the Gulf Freeway) involving property improved with a retail store
  •  Favorable jury verdict as lead counsel against the State of Texas in condemnation case involving the extension of the Grand Parkway (SH 99) through the 500-acre retail town center component of a 1400-acre master-planned community in Montgomery County
  •  Favorable settlement as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case on US 290 (the Northwest Freeway) involving property improved with retail and industrial buildings
  •  Favorable settlement as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case on IH 45 South (the Gulf Freeway) involving multiple retail pad sites
  •  Favorable settlement as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case on IH 45 South (the Gulf Freeway) involving property improved with restaurant pad sites and a retail shopping center
  • Favorable award as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case on IH- 610/US 290 Interchange involving property improved with retail shopping center
  • Favorable jury verdict as lead counsel against the State of Texas for big box retailer in highway widening case in College Station, Texas
  • Favorable award as lead counsel against the State of Texas involving retail bank and office building in Pearland, Texas
  • Favorable jury verdict as lead counsel in highway widening case against the State of Texas involving multi-use retail property in Dallas, Texas
  • Favorable settlements as lead counsel in highway widening cases on IH-10 West (the Katy Freeway) against the State of Texas involving properties improved with a big box retailer and with an automotive retail store and repair center
  • Favorable awards and settlements as lead counsel in highway widening cases against the State of Texas involving properties improved with gas station/convenience stores in Houston, Lufkin, and Dallas
  • Favorable jury verdicts as co-counsel in highway widening cases on IH-10 West (the Katy Freeway) against the State of Texas involving properties improved with front-line retail space in a power center and a big box retailer in Houston, Texas

Other Matters

  •  Favorable jury verdict as lead counsel against Harris County, Texas in roadway widening case involving property improved with midrise office building
  •  Favorable settlement as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case for SH 249 involving the taking of a church building and parking
  •  Favorable settlement as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case on IH- 610/US 290 Interchange involving property improved with retail automotive service facility
  •  Favorable settlement as lead counsel against the State of Texas in highway widening case on US 290 (the Northwest Freeway) involving industrial property improved with industrial pipe fitting, manufacturing, and storage facilities
  •  Favorable settlement as lead counsel in highway widening case on IH-10 West (the Katy Freeway) against the State of Texas involving property improved with multi-family residential townhome development
  • Favorable jury verdicts and settlements as lead counsel in high-voltage electrical transmission line cases against CenterPoint Energy and the Lower Colorado River Authority involving rural acreage in Austin, Waller, Wharton, and Harris Counties
  • Favorable jury verdict as lead counsel in whole for flood control purposes against Harris County, Texas involving residential-use property in Houston, Texas
  • Favorable jury verdict as co-counsel in highway widening case against Harris County, Texas involving property improved with collision center in Houston, Texas