Charles McFarland is a proven advocate for Texas property owners when government or public-use entities attempt to take private property for public use. His vast experience in highway and roadway widening projects that impact retail, commercial, and industrial uses is a major asset in his representation of clients looking for the best compensation award. He has also successfully represented property owners in maximizing their recovery for the taking of private property for highway expansion, pipelines, electric transmission lines, and flood control projects.
Charles’s successful track record in condemnation cases spans the State, including favorable jury verdicts and commissioners’ awards for clients in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Waller County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Williamson County, Dallas County, Matagorda County, Wharton County, Angelina County, Austin County, San Jacinto County, Titus County, and Val Verde County.
Charles’s business and legal acumen is well-regarded in legal community, as exemplified by his selection by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and Texas Super Lawyers in the practice area of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law.
He has handled appeals of condemnation cases and other matters in the 1st, 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th Courts of Appeals and in the Supreme Court of Texas. Charles was formerly a partner in the Condemnation and Land Use Litigation practice group of Vinson & Elkins LLP. He has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law since 2003.