Real-Estate Litigation

Our lawyers have great depth of experience in defending and prosecuting the interests of landowners in litigation. Whether you are looking to negotiate a favorable settlement, obtain a large verdict, or keep a jury award on appeal, our attorneys understand how to protect your interests in trials and appeals involving land and other real property.

Representative cases

D.L.B., et al. v. T. Corp., et al.,

Case No. 30-2012-00578962-CU-NP-CJC, in the Superior Court of Orange County, California (2014):

The firm, with Joe Marrs as lead counsel, represented minority shareholders in claims against the president and majority shareholder of a closely held corporation. After two years’ of litigation in California and Colorado state courts, JMEH’s clients recovered $1.2 million in cash and real estate ($800,000 net of attorneys’ fees).

_________ v. _________ [details confidential by agreement] (2012):

Joe Marrs and Chris Johns represented a business owner making DTPA and Insurance Code claims against an insurance agent and carrier for misrepresenting property coverage. All claims settled before trial for $500,000, net the client $300,000.


State of Texas v. 7KX Investments,

No. 03-10-0069, In the Third District Court of Appeals, Austin, Texas (2011):

Chris Johns coauthored the successful summary-judgment response at trial and the merits brief on appeal in an important groundwater-rights case, which settled just days before oral argument for $5.5 million (just $300,000 less than the jury verdict).


Manor v. Grady,

No. C-1-PB-07-016035, In Probate Court No. 1 of Travis County, Texas:

On a pro bono basis, Joe Marrs represented the heirs of a deceased victim of a reverse mortgage scam. The heirs sued to set aside a wrongful lien of $70,000 plus attorneys’ fees on their deceased father’s homestead. Mr. Marrs’s clients first obtained summary judgment setting aside the lien on Texas Constitutional grounds and then obtained judgment against the defendants for $50,000, including attorneys’ fees, costs of administration, and punitive damages.