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Dixon Montague's principal area of practice is real estate litigation with an emphasis on eminent domain, land use, and regulatory takings litigation. For the past thirty years, he has represented clients in condemnation, inverse condemnation, and land use and regulatory takings cases in both federal and state courts. He lectures on condemnation and other land use takings issues throughout the country regularly before various professional, legal, and appraisal organizations.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 85%
    39 years, 350 cases
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
    39 years, 100 cases

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

First City Tower
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2500
Houston, TX, 77002-6760

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197807/16/2016
MSInactive197707/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Eminent Domain LitigationTexas Super Lawyers2015
Eminent Domain LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Eminent Domain LitigationTexas Super Lawyers2014
Eminent Domain LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Eminent Domain LitigationTexas Super Lawyers2013
Eminent Domain LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Eminent Domain LitigationBest Lawyers in America2012
Eminent Domain LitigationTexas Super Lawyer2012
Eminent Domain LitigationBest Lawyers in America2011
Eminent Domain LitigationTexas Super Lawyer2011
Texas Super Lawyer Eminent DomainTexas Monthly2010
Best Lawyers in America: Eminent DomainBest Lawyers in America2010
Texas Super Lawyer: Eminent DomainTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in America: Eminent DomainBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyers In America: Eminent DomainBest Lawyers in America2009
Texas Super Lawyer: Eminent DomainTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in America: Eminent DomainBest Lawyers in America2008
Texas Super Lawyer: Eminent DomainTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Houston"sTop Lawyer: Real EstateH(Houston) Magazine2007
Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate and Commercial LitigationN/A2006
Texas Super LawyerN/A2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerVinson & Elkins, LLP1977 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Center for American and Int'l LawAdvisory Board Member: Local Gov't Studies2005 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2001 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1997 - Present
Fifth Circuit Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/A1978 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1978 - Present
Mississippi State BarMember1977 - Present
American Bar AssociationPast Co-Chair Inverse Condemnation Subcommittee2000 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas v. KNA$4,139,181
State of Texas v. Macy's , Inc.$31,000,000
State of Texas v. NW/JCP$32,000,000
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Urban land InstituteThe Larger Parcel and Highest and Best Use2015
The Seminar GroupProving Highest and Best Use2015
American Law InstituteProving Your Eminent Domain Case2015
ALI/ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation LitigationUse of Exhibits to Pack a Punch in the Direct and Cross of Expert Witnesses2011
Planning, Zoning, and Eminent Domain2010 Texas Eminent Domain Law Update2010
American Law Institute/American Bar Ass'n; Eminent Domain and Land Valuation LitigationDirect and Cross Examination of Appraisers in a Condemnation Action2010
Center for American and Int'l LawMarket Value's Slippery Slope2009
American Law InstituteConservation and preservation Easements2008
Lorman Education Services publicationProject Influence Rule2008
UnknownThe Substantive Impacts of Kelo v. City of New London2006
UnknownFundamentals of an Inverse Condemnation Case2006
Center for American and International LawCondemnation Law on the West Coast2005
Center for American and International LawRecent Developments of Condemnation Law in Texas2005
UnknownHow to Strengthen Rebuttal Case2004
UnknownRecovery of Temporary Lost Profits2003
UnknownRole of the Separate Economic Unit2002
CLE InternationalSubstantial Impairment of Access2002
Southwestern Legal FoundationCompensability of Non-Physical Impacts of Public Works2002
CLE InternationalRemainder Damages and Their Evaluation2001
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MississippiN/AJD - Juris Doctor1977
Tulane UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Eminent Domain and Land Valuation LitigationUse of Exhibits to Pack a Punch in the Direct and Cross-Examination of Experts2011
Planning, Zoning and Eminent DomainTexas Eminent Domain Law2010
Eminent Domain and Land Valuation LitigationMock Trial: Direct and Cross of Appraisers in Condemnation Cases2010
Institute on Condemnation and Eminent DomainCondemnation and Land use2007
Land Use Planning and Eminent DomainEminent Domain and Land Use2006
Condemnation and Eminent DomainEminent Domain and Land Use2006
Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent DomainSubstantive Issues in Land Use and Eminenet Domain2005
Institute on Condemnation and Eminent DomainLand Use and Eminent Domain2004
Institute on Eminent DomainRecovery of Lost Profits in Condemnation2003