law practice representing landowners in condemnation and eminent domain cases
Welcome to the Law Offices of Allen Cazier - Attorney Profile
Don't let the Government or an Oil and Gas Pipeline Company talk you into a Low Settlement.
      The focus of my practice is condemnation / eminent domain representing landowners. This includes any case where a federal, state or local government agency or a private corporation with condemnation power ( e.g., an oil and gas pipeline company ) is attempting to take all or a part of private property. I have served as a condemnation commissioner appointed by probate courts for over 20 years. I am most often asked to serve as presiding commissioner. I am thoroughly familiar with all issues relating to appraisal of land and just compensation for the landowner. My fee will at all times be a contingent fee set at a percentage ( generally 30 percent ) of the increase in the just compensation award over the government's legally required good faith estimate. In other words, the fee is measured by what good I do for the landowner.
      Please have a look at this excellent article by Judson Fambrough entitled, "Understanding the Condemnation Process in Texas". You can also find many more resources at the Texas A&M Real Estate Center.

Law Offices of Allen Cazier

Areas of Practice

CONDEMNATION / EMINENT DOMAIN REPRESENTING LANDOWNERS
    • Includes any case where a federal, state or local government agency or a private corporation with condemnation power ( e.g., an oil and gas pipeline company ) is attempting to take all or a part of private property.
GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION
    • Including representation of persons in injury and death claims, insurance claims (including unfair insurance practices), representing landowners in condemnation proceedings, and fiduciary, trust and probate cases and oil and gas claims with focus on the Eagle Ford Shale areas.

Allen Cazier Attorney and Mediator

Contact me by email at
cazlaw@yahoo.com
"without obligation"
for a first consultation.

Texas Board of Legal SpecializationPROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Texas Board of Legal SpecializationPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • More than 100 jury trials as lead counsel
  • Qualified attorney ad litem / guardian ad litem for children and incapacitated adults
  • Condemnation Commissioner — Bexar County, Texas
  • Qualified Mediator — Civil cases
  • Regularly lectures at continuing legal education seminars on "legal ethics"
  • Of counsel with the firm of Bayne, Snell and Krause recognized as one of the best law firms in America by Newsweek

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • Russian and Spanish

"Discourage litigation – Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can – Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser, in fees, expenses, and waste of time – As a peace-maker, the lawyer has a superior opertunity [sic] of being a good man – There will still be business enough –" Abraham Lincoln circa 1850.