November 2, 2023 – McFarland PLLC has been named a “Metropolitan Tier 1” ranked law firm in Houston in Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms® 2024 edition. The firm was selected in the category of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, its sole practice area.
“Our ranking evidences the exceptional technical expertise and client service that we strive for on every matter, especially those that are complicated and complex,” said Charles McFarland, the firm’s managing partner. “Eminent Domain and Condemnation is a niche practice area, and our exclusive focus on these issues enables us to ensure positive outcomes for landowner clients in Houston and throughout the state. I’m proud of the respect and reputation our team has earned within the industry.”
Charles McFarland has been recognized individually in Best Lawyers in America for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law each year since 2011, and partner Marie Harlan has been recognized in the publication’s “Ones to Watch” for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law for the past three years.
The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a meticulous evaluation process that includes collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Achieving these “Tier 1” and other rankings signifies a quality law practice and breadth of legal experience and knowledge in the recognized areas.
With offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, McFarland focuses exclusively on eminent domain and condemnation litigation on behalf of landowners, guiding them through the property appraisal, special commissioners’ hearings, negotiation and, if necessary, litigation phases of a public taking. The firm helps owners of retail, commercial, industrial, and special-use properties maximize their recoveries when the government takes private property for public uses, including highway, roadway, and other public infrastructure projects.