Charles A. Salazar

Charles A. Salazar

Dallas, Texas

Charles A. Salazar is a partner of the firm and focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, eminent domain, condemnation, inverse condemnation, civil litigation, zoning, planning and land use.

A native of Texas, Charles has served clients in Texas throughout his career.  He graduated with a B.S. degree from Midwestern State University in 1984.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University in 1988 and in the same year was admitted to the Texas Bar. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas as well as the U.S. Claims Court.

Mr. Salazar has extensive experience as an author and lecturer on eminent domain, condemnation and takings issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Condemnation
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Zoning
  • Planning and Land Use

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Federal Claims Court


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Midwestern State University
    • B.S. - 1984

Published Works

  • Author, Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada


  • Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2000, Austin, Texas
  • "Drafting and Evaluating Eminent Domain Clauses and Right-to-Take Issues
  • Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • "Drafting and Evaluating Eminent Domain Clauses and State Right-to-Take Issues
  • CLE International, 2001, Dallas, Texas, "Analyzing Right to Take and Drafting and Evaluating Condemnation Clauses
  • Advanced Expert Witness Course II, Texas Bar CLE, 2002, Houston and Dallas, Texas
  • "Trial Demonstration: The Real Estate Valuation Expert;" 3rd Annual Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2004, Austin, Texas
  • "Property Rights v. Economic Development: Eminent Domain in Texas Following Kelo v. New London," Live Webcast, State Bar of Texas, 2005, Austin, Texas
  • "Takings Issues - Pleading, Ownership and Other Pitfalls," Eminent Domain Conference, Eminent Domain Institute/CLE International, 2006, Dallas, Texas
  • "Jurisdictional Challenges," Eminent Domain/Practical Advice in a Politically-Charged Environment, Eminent Domain Institute/CLE International, 2007, Dallas, Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas