In addition to serving as general and bond counsel for numerous governmental entities throughout the State of Texas, Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P. represents a broad range of entities, including municipal utility districts, special districts, water districts, independent school districts, cities, counties, municipal utilities, and other public and private utility and service providers in connection with eminent domain matters and the condemnation of property for a wide variety of public and quasi-public improvements.
The firm’s attorneys have handled all types of projects, including water, storm sewer and sanitary sewer lines and facilities, drainage and detention facilities, pipelines, telecommunications facilities, electric transmission and distribution lines, airport expansion, parks, reclamation of environmentally sensitive areas, light rail facilities, and sports venue facilities. Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P. provides a full range of services to its condemnation clients, including the review and analysis of project plans, selection of routes, negotiation for the voluntary purchase of needed property interests, and the institution and prosecution of legal proceedings to acquire property. The firm also has served as litigation counsel for various governmental bodies in a variety of other land use and litigation matters, including suits involving trespass upon and damage to property, enforcement of rules and regulations, contract disputes, torts, and other types of public and private rights and actions.