My offices are headquartered in Austin, Texas and I represent clients all over the state.  I concentrate exclusively on representing landowners in condemnation cases. It is the only type of law that I practice and have I specialized in this area for over 20 years! Whether it’s pipelines, roadways, or power lines, I will come to your home or business to discuss your case and see firsthand the impacts of the taking. 

I understand the personal nature of these types of cases and the emotions that it causes.  I started my firm with the idea of providing personal representation to those people going through eminent domain/condemnation cases.  I would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time.

I use the latest cloud computing software that allows my clients to have a secure, individual portal 

Who are we?


Erik Cardinell

I graduated high school in Victoria, Texas.  After earning a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1991, I attended South Texas College of Law where I earned my Doctorate in Jurisprudence in 1996. During my academic career, I was a member of Phi Delta Phi International, a legal fraternity that is among the oldest legal organizations in North America and promotes high standards of legal ethics.

After law school I went to work for a firm in my hometown before moving back to central Texas.  I worked at the law firm of Barron & Adler  for several years before going out on my own.

Notable cases include, Pearce v. City of Round Rock, 78 SW3d 642, and In Re State, 355 SW3d 611.

In addition to practicing eminent domain law he has served as the keynote speaker on eminent domain issues including: 

  • Program Co-Chair, 13th Annual Eminent Domain Super Conference in Austin (2014)
  • Program Co-Chair of the 6th Annual Super Conference on Eminent Domain: Advanced Topics for an advancing field in Austin (2007).
  • Town Hall Educational Seminar Edinburg, Texas (2018).
  • The Austin Commercial Property Exchange (2019).


Madison Wheeler

Madison received a B.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 2018. She attends the Chicago-Kent College of Law. During her tenure at UT she was a member of Phi Delta Phi, Phi Alpha Delta and Sigma Alpha Lambda. Madison has previously worked as a research assistant for UT Project SEED.