Luke Ellis

Luke Ellis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Austin, TX

Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP
 | 805 West 10th Street, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-215-4078
Email: Luke Ellis
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2009, 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish

About Luke Ellis

Admitted: 2003, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://jmehlaw.com/attorneys/luke-ellis/

Honors and Awards:

  • 2008 Austin Under 40 Award in the Legal Category 
  • 2009 Austin Outstanding Young Lawyer, Austin Bar Association
  • 2007 Young Professional of the Year, Austin United Way

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • University of Texas Law School, Adjunct Professor, Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founding member, former chair, and advisory board member of Austin Habitat Young Professionals. 
  • Board of Directors for Austin Habitat for Humanity (2006-2012)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In a jury trial in Wichita Falls, Texas, represented a property owner against a taking by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC. The taking was approximately 33.65 acres for a 345 kV transmission line. Oncor initially offered $54,731 as just compensation. The landowner presented evidence showing just compensation should be $393,165. The jury awarded $393,165 as just compensation, including damages. 
  • In a jury trial in Johnson County, Texas, represented a property owner against a taking by Peregrine Pipeline Company. The taking was an approximately 2.9445 easement out of an approximate 400.836 acre tract of land with previous multiple pipeline easements and an oil and gas lease. The pipeline company offered $79,979 as just compensation. The landowner presented evidence showing just compensation should be $1,633,000. The jury awarded $1,633,000 as just compensation, including damages. 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Regularly interviewed and quoted by media outlets on eminent domain issues (Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, etc.)
  • Speaker on eminent domain reform efforts at Texas Legislature
  • Frequent speaker on eminent domain valuation and procedural issues
  • University of Texas Law School, Adjunct Professor, Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights

Industry Groups

  • Eminent Domain And Condemnation
  • Office Location for Luke Ellis

    805 West 10th Street
    Suite 400
    Austin, TX 78701

     

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    Last Updated: 10/12/2017

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