Jody Sodd McSpadden has represented clients in a wide range of successful courtroom battles regarding eminent domain and property rights’ disputes. Her diverse experience directly contributes to her unique insight into condemnation cases.
She has represented landowners in various kinds of condemnation proceedings, including inverse condemnations, takings for Dallas Cowboys football stadium, water rights takings, pipelines, powerlines, highway takings, and takings of convenience stores, restaurants and gas compressor sites.
McSpadden has been integral to the eminent domain fight against the Texas Rail Project and will continue to help protect landowners from unjust condemnation.
McSpadden received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Development in 1998. She graduated from Baylor Law School in 2002.
McSpadden was selected to the Texas Rising Star list published annually by Thomson Reuters in the area of eminent domain (2005-2007) and for 2014 and 2015. She is a member of the Navarro County Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Women’s Lawyer Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and State Bar of Texas.
McSpadden is a past member of the Corsicana Education Foundation, served as Co-Chairperson for the Corsicana ISD Bond Committee and served as an Adjunct Professor at Navarro Junior College.
McSpadden was appointed by the Mayor of Corsicana to the City of Corsicana’s Planning and Zoning Board, where she served for several years before resigning her position. She has also served as Co-Chairperson of the Navarro County Youth Exposition for two years and is on the Board of The Camp of the Rising Sun, a local organization that assists children with special needs.
- Baylor University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2002
- Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development, 1998
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