Richard Preston is a member of Winstead’s Business Litigation Practice Group and focuses on disputes involving eminent domain and related infrastructure litigation. Richard has represented state agencies, political subdivisions, midstream energy partnerships, utility companies, and railroad companies throughout the entirety of the eminent domain process, including negotiating and facilitating property acquisitions, appearing as lead counsel at special commissioners’ hearings, and preparation for trial. Richard has condemned land for numerous road and highway projects, pipelines, transmission lines, and rail lines resulting in large-scale infrastructure development.
In addition to statutory condemnation, he has litigated inverse condemnation claims and matters concerning sovereign immunity. In addition to representing condemning authorities, Richard represents both private and public property owners in condemnation disputes.