C. Matthew Terrell practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on property rights, eminent domain, real estate disputes and contract disputes. In particular, he has extensive experience in the area of condemnation and easement/right-of-way acquisition and protection on behalf of public utilities and governmental entities.
He regularly represents utilities and condemning authorities in acquiring rights-of-way and other necessary property rights in time-sensitive projects. He has successfully handled the acquisition of hundreds of easements for electric transmission lines and natural gas pipelines through the eminent domain process in numerous counties throughout the State of Texas.
Additionally, utility companies regularly call on him to assist with the prevention of encroachments on easements and the protection of rights-of-way.
In the course of his practice, he has handled numerous matters before the Texas Courts of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court. Mr. Terrell also handles various real estate transactional matters. Mr. Terrell is the managing partner of the firm’s Dallas/Fort Worth office and was a partner with Cantey Hanger prior to joining Phelps Dunbar.