James (Jim) Oliveros


Jim Oliveros has experience in eminent domain litigation and real estate acquisition matters. Mr. Oliveros focuses on all aspects of large and small real estate acquisition projects for a diverse group of condemning authorities, including pipeline companies, utilities, counties, cities and other entities with the power of eminent domain. Clients use Mr. Oliveros to draft and negotiate easements and all other acquisition documents, purchase real property, review title and participate in condemnation and ancillary proceedings.

In the past five years, Mr. Oliveros participated as the lead attorney for a right-of-way team that acquired property for and constructed hundreds of miles of different pipelines in the Eagle Ford area and negotiated well over 600 easements; worked closely with a right-of-way team to acquire land for a major 345 kV electric transmission line in Central Texas that spanned almost 300 landowners; and participated in the acquisition of a strip mall with over 35 tenants. Mr. Oliveros is actively working on pipeline-related projects in South Texas and West Texas and CREZ transmission lines in the Hill Country and surrounding areas.

University of Texas School of Law
Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 2005
Staff and Translator for Texas International Law Journal

Brigham Young University
B.A. English, 2002

Member, State Bar of Texas, 2005 - present
Member, State Bar of Oklahoma, 2013 - present
Past President, San Antonio Management Society
Member, Bexar County District Courts Committee
Member, International Right-of-Way Association

Easements: Don't Forget to Say the Magic Words, IRWA Seminar, 2013
Pipelines & Surveys, IRWA Seminar, 2012
The Condemnation of Eminent Domain: Proposed Legislation to Further Restrict the Power of Eminent Domain, TWCA/TRWA Water Law Seminar, January 2011
Condemning Authorities Beware: Landowners Creatively Maximizing Damages By Manipulating Highest and Best Use, ABA Energy Litigation Journal, 2009
E-filing in Bexar County: Taking You by the Hand, San Antonio Lawyer, March/April, 2008

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210-249-3201 (Fax)
210-249-3203 (Direct)