Justin Hodge, Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge Partner Featured in Houston Chronicle

The Texas transportation and energy industries’ need for new infrastructure often brings them into conflict with landowners whose properties are required for these expansions. This tension has only increased in recent years, as economic and population growth have produced a need for ever greater quantities of energy, and the infrastructure necessary for its production andLearn More

Houston Chronicle Interviews JMEH Partner Justin Hodge About Eminent Domain

JMEH Partner Justin Hodge interviewed with reporter L.M. Sixel of the Houston Chronicle for a Q&A session on Texas Eminent Domain. He answered legal questions concerning TxDOT, pipeline, and powerline eminent domain cases. He also discussed the landowner protections contained in the law, and explained when it is necessary to hire a condemnation or eminentLearn More

Joe Marrs Speaks at Texas Bar Seminar on Damages in Civil Litigation

On February 16-17, the Texas State Bar sponsored a two-day seminary entitled “9th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation,” presented live in Houston and by video conference in Dallas. Joe Marrs, a partner with JMEH, was invited to speak on “Remedies for Mismanagement of Trust Assets” the morning of the first day of the seminar. InLearn More

JMEH win in Burks v. XL Specialty Ins. Co. Cited by Appellate Courts

JMEH’s appellate win in November 2015, Burks v. XL Specialty Insurance Company, __ S.W.3d __ Tex. App.–Houston [14th. Dist.] 2015, no pet.), has been cited in Texas and in Utah in the past year in cases concerning Directors’ and Officers’ coverage. See Allstate County Mutual Insurance Company v. Wootton, — S.W.3d —, Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 2016,Learn More

Joe Marrs speaks to Austin Bar Association Section About Trust Liability

“On September 16, 2016, Joe Marrs presented “Trust (Mis)management: Trusts, FINRA, and Third Parties” to the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Austin Bar Association as part of the ABA’s Continuing Legal Education series.” To see the event details, click here.

JMEH Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” by Texas Monthly

Texas Super Lawyers has recognized three JMEH partners as “Super Lawyers” in their fields in its annual listing of top Texas attorneys. The Super Lawyers report, published by Thompson Reuters, is based on peer recognition and editorial research. View the attorneys and their fields.

Johns, Ellis, and Hodge Lead the Way in Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights Law School Courses

The University of Texas School of Law is offering the state’s first law school course devoted solely to eminent domain law, and the University of Houston Law Center will be starting a similar course later this year. At UT, Austin-based attorneys Luke Ellis and Chris Johns, partners at Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP, are currently teaching “Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights.” TheLearn More

Anglo-Dutch Tells Texas Court To Nix Interest on Atty Fees

Anglo-Dutch Petroleum International told a Texas appellate court Thursday that a trial court wrongly awarded a “windfall” in interest on attorneys’ fees to a lawyer who represented the company in its suit alleging two rivals is closed confidential information, after Anglo-Dutch successfully appealed a verdict on the fee amount. The amount of interest awarded to attorney Gerard Swonke related to hisLearn More

JMEH Attorneys Speak to Bank of Texas/BOK Financial and Registered Investment Advisors

On Thursday, January 28 JMEH attorneys Joe Marrs and Leah Lanier spoke to Bank of Texas/BOK Financial about their paper, How Not to Invest a Trust: Pitfalls for Trustees and Brokers. The talk, which focused on the hazards of investing trust funds and avoiding common errors, was teleconferenced nationally to BOKF’s trust representatives and independent advisors for continuingLearn More