Billy Coe Dyer is a civil trial litigation attorney whose practice
is primarily focused on eminent domain litigation. With more than 30 years of
experience, Billy has represented clients against condemning authorities at the
local, county, state and national levels.
prepared and persuasive advocate in court, Billy has handled cases involving
the taking of property improved with office buildings, shopping centers, car
dealerships, service stations, convenience stores, restaurants, retail spaces
and warehouses, hotels, banks, schools, churches, homes and ranches. He has
also represented clients in matters involving the taking of vacant land.
Billy’s notable victories include a case that his client won
before the Texas Supreme Court. The Court held that, after the State of Texas
condemned property for an interstate highway project, the property owner was
entitled to recover proximity damages under Texas law. The Supreme Court's
opinion has since been cited by over 300 cases. In another high-profile case ,
Billy and fellow V&E partner Don Griffin won a $20.4 million (net) verdict
for a property owner against the state.
Prior to joining V&E, Billy completed a one-year a clerkship
for a federal judge, an experience that gave him a powerful insights on which
arguments have traction with the court. He has been board certified in Civil
Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1993. During his
decades in practice, his work has earned him recognition from multiple
publications. In 2017, he was selected as Best Lawyers of America's Houston
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Lawyer of the Year.