Philip Arnold represents private and public entity clients in litigation matters with a principal area of practice in eminent domain litigation and right of way acquisition.
He has counseled Texas counties and municipalities in a variety of local governmental issues, including eminent domain litigation; real estate transactional and title issues; water law litigation; U.S.C. § 1983 Civil Rights defense; drafting Interlocal Agreements, Tax Rebate Zones (TRZs) and Economic Development Agreements.
Prior to entering private practice, Philip worked for eight years in the Transportation Division of the Office of the Texas Attorney General where he litigated hundreds of cases involving eminent domain, tort, and State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) cases. He also served as the project manager for the Interstate Highway 69 and FM 2234 project in Fort Bend County.
After graduating from law school, Philip worked as a Staff Attorney for Bexar County Civil District Court Administration, and as a landman/title researcher for an oil company in South Texas.
Austin Bar Association, History and Traditions Committee, 2019
University of Texas School of Law, Moot Court Competition Judge, 2008-2016
Austin Bar Association, Legal Clinic Volunteer, 2010; Women’s Resource Clinic Volunteer, 2009-2012
Austin Young Lawyers Association, Attorney General Liaison, 2008-2009
County Purchasing Basics, 63rd Annual VG Young School for County Commissioners Courts, February 2021
Eminent Domain 101, Texas Association of Community College Attorneys 2021 Virtual Conference, January 2021
Advanced Government Law – Government Law Bootcamp, CLE, 2017
Attacking and Defending Real Estate Appraisals, CLE, 2016 and 2017
“Where Have We Come Since Schmidt?” (Co-Presenter with Matthew Bohuslav and Elsa Ulloa), Eminent Domain Super Conference, Eminent Domain Institute – CLE International, 2013 and 2015