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H. Dixon Montague

H. Dixon Montague

Texas

Vinson & Elkins, LLP
First City Tower 1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77002
Tel:(713) 758-2086 | Fax:(713) 615-5461
dmontague@velaw.com | www.velaw.com

H. Dixon Montague is partner in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins, LLP, where he leads the firm’s Condemnation and Land Use Practice Group. Dixon focuses his practice on real estate litigation with a special emphasis on condemnation and regulatory takings litigation.

For more than 30 years, Dixon has represented clients in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings cases against local, state, and federal authorities in federal and state courts. He is frequently invited to speak on condemnation law and takings issues before various professional, legal, and appraisal organizations in Texas and throughout the country.

Speaking Engagements

Listed below are the most recent speaking engagements Dixon has presented. To view a complete list of his presentations and continuing legal instruction, please visit here.

  • Condemnation, Impacts and Opportunities for Large Land Owners, Urban Land Institute, Houston, Texas, May 12, 2015
  • Proving Your Case: And Staying Focused, The American Law Institute: Eminent Domain and Land Value Litigation, San Francisco, California, February 2015
  • Highest and Best Use and the Role of the Dominant Estate in a Condemnation Case, The Seminar Group: Easements in Texas, Houston, Texas, January 2015
  • Use of Exhibits to “Pack a Punch” in the Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses, American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, Coral Gables, Florida, February 2011
  • Mock Trial, Direct and Cross Examination of Appraisers in a Condemnation Action, American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 2010
  • Market Value’s Slippery Slope: Valuation Issues in Statutory and Inverse Condemnation Cases, The Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas 2009
  • Conservation or Preservation Easements: Answering Highest and Best Use and Valuation Issues When Dealing With Encumbered Property, American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, San Francisco, California, January 2008
  • The Project Influence Rule, Lorman Education Services, Houston, Texas 2008
  • Redefining Property Rights Law, Property Rights in Texas, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, Austin, Texas 2008
  • The “Market Value” Fit in the “Just Compensation” Clause, American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, Miami, Florida 2007
  • The “Scope” of the Project Influence Rule, American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, Miami, Florida 2007
  • The Texas Response to Kelo, Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia 2007
  • Condemnation-What Is Just Compensation and What Is the Procedure for Obtaining It in Texas? Halfmoon, LLC, Houston, Texas 2007
  • Fundamentals of an Inverse Condemnation Case, Fundamentals of Condemnation Law and Land Valuation Program, American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, San Diego, California 2006
  • Eminent Domain Law, Property Rights and Land Use Task Force, Office of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, Austin, Texas 2006
  • Inversely Yours: The Constitution’s “Just Compensation” Mandate, Harris County Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas 2006
  • The Substantive Impacts of Kelo v. City of New London: Is Public Use Requirement Dead?, Federal Bar Association, Houston, Texas 2006

Publications

For a full list of Dixon’s published works, please visit here.

  • The Circuitous Route Taken to Deny Property Owners Damages in Access Cases: Where Has All the Fairness Gone?, 32 The Urban Lawyer 523, The National Quarterly on State and Local Government Law: American Bar Association, Summer 2000

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Mississippi, 1977
  • Texas, 1978
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Houston Bar Foundation
  • Advisory Board, The Institute for Local Government Studies of The Center of American and International Law
  • Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law, Eminent Domain and Land-Use Law
  • Past Co-Chair, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Inverse Condemnation