Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP
Justin Hodge is a seasoned trial lawyer who has successfully represented landowners in condemnation lawsuits against the government and other condemning authorities. His extensive track record and knowledge about condemnation and eminent domain issues have positioned as one of the leading authorities on the matter.
He has testified on behalf of Texas landowners in front of both the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate, and teaches a course on eminent domain and land takings at the University of Houston School of Law. Mr. Hodge also co-authors TexasCondemnation.com – a weekly blog that educates landowners about current Texas condemnation and eminent domain issues.
In addition to his selection to the 2021 list of Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Hodge’s eminent domain work has earned him multiple honors, including being named to Texas Super Lawyers for two consecutive years, as well as earning the distinction of Texas Rising Star – which is awarded to only the top 2.5 percent of Texas Lawyers age 40 or younger.
Mr. Hodge’s passion for Texas property rights allows him to serve clients throughout the region, including the communities of Austin, Baytown, Bastrop, Beaumont, Bellmead, Bruceville-Eddy, Clear Lake, Cleburne, Columbus, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Dayton, Denton, Decatur, Belton, Georgetown, Dallas, Elm Mott, Fort Worth, League City, Hillsboro, Hewitt, Houston, Lampasas, Leander, Madisonville, Mansfield, McAllen, McKinney, Killeen, Round Rock, Robinson, Rogers, Salado, San Antonio, Seguin, Shenandoah, Troy, Tomball, Waxahachie, Waco, The Woodlands, and Wichita Falls, Texas. His work also covers areas such as Bastrop County, Bell County, Bexar County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Collin County, Comanche County, Colorado County, Dallas County, Denton County, Ellis County, Erath County, Fayette County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Guadalupe County, Grimes County, Harris County, Hidalgo County, Hill County, Jefferson County, Lampasas County, La Salle County, Leon County, Madison County, Montague County, Montgomery County, McLennan County, Tarrant County, Titus County, Travis County, and Williamson County. Mr. Hodge received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and is involved in several professional organizations, including the Christian Legal Society (where he serves of the Board of Directors), Young Lawyer’s Steering Committee (chairing the U.S. Supreme Court Subcommittee from 2007 to 2008), the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, the Texas Farm Bureau, and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.