THOMAS "TOM" WHITE

Thomas joined Zabel Freeman in August 2018. His practice focuses on eminent domain litigation and negotiations with landowners and landowners’ counsel for acquisition of right of way on natural gas utility and common carrier pipeline projects.

While attending the University of Houston Law Center, Thomas completed internships at the Harris County District Attorney's Office, and in the chambers of Judge Lynn N. Hughes in the Southern District of Texas.

 

EDUCATION

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2016

 - Cum Laude

University of Texas, B.A.

 - With Honors

University of Texas, B.S.

 - With Honors

ADMITTED

State Bar of Texas, 2016
State Bar of Indiana, 2018

 

PUBLICATIONS

Referendum in Crimea: Developing International Law on 'Territorial Realignment' Referendums, 38 Hous. J. Int'l L. 843, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2016

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Law Journal: Houston Journal of International Law, Managing Editor

2016 – 2018 - Associate Attorney - Barsalou & Associates, P.L.L.C.

  • Representation of homeowners' and condominium associations in civil litigation in state district court and federal bankruptcy court.

  • Draft and present to the Court traditional and no-evidence motions for summary judgment.

  • Legal advice to HOA boards and property managers as to corporate matters and litigation.

  • Research and drafting of deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, by-laws, management certificates, and rules & regulations.

  • Client services and communication.

SIGNIFICANT REPRESENTATION

  • 2018-2019 – Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project: Legal representation in condemnation litigation for acquisition of right of way for intrastate 42” pipeline project for transportation of natural gas; negotiations with landowners for right of way acquisition; representation at special commissioners’ hearings in Pecos, Upton, and Crane counties, Texas.

  • 2018-2019 – ONEOK Arbuckle II Project - Legal representation in condemnation litigation and negotiations for acquisition of right of way for 24” and 30” pipeline project for transportation of natural gas liquids from Montague County, Texas to Mont Belvieu, Texas; negotiations with landowners for right of way acquisition; representation at special commissioners’ hearings in Hill, Leon, and Madison counties, Texas.

  • 2019-2020 – Permian Highway Pipeline Project: Management of bona fide offer process and condemnation litigation for acquisition of right of way in West Texas and Central Texas for intrastate 42” pipeline project for transportation of natural gas; negotiations with landowners for right of way acquisition in Gonzales, Lavaca and Colorado counties, Texas; representation at special commissioners’ hearings in Pecos and Crane counties, Texas; secured post-hearing possession of right of way pursuant to Texas Property Code.

  • 2019-2020 – Kinder Morgan Texas – Dayton Loop Project: Management of bona fide offer process and condemnation litigation for acquisition of right of way for 19-mile intrastate 24” pipeline expansion project for transportation of natural gas; negotiations with landowners for right of way acquisition; representation at special commissioners’ hearings in Liberty and Harris counties, Texas; secured post-hearing possession of right of way pursuant to Texas Property Code.

  • 2019-2020 – Kinder Morgan Tejas – Crossover II Project: Management of bona fide offer process and condemnation litigation for acquisition of right of way for 61-mile intrastate 36” pipeline project for transportation of natural gas; negotiations with landowners for right of way acquisition; representation at special commissioners’ hearings in Colorado, Wharton, and Brazoria counties, Texas; secured post-hearing possession of right of way pursuant to Texas Property Code.

  • 2019-2020 – Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America – Lockridge Expansion Project: Management of bona fide offer process and condemnation litigation for acquisition of right of way for FERC-certified interstate pipeline project for transportation of natural gas in Ward, Reeves, and Pecos counties, Texas; representation in federal court in Natural Gas Act case.

  • 2019-2020 - Gulf Coast Express Pipeline – Lateral Project: Legal representation in condemnation litigation for acquisition of right of way for 8-mile intrastate 24” lateral pipeline project for transportation of natural gas; negotiations with landowners for right of way acquisition; representation at special commissioners’ hearings in Pecos and Ward counties, Texas.

 

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