Glenn Sodd's skill as a trial lawyer is legendary. A frequent speaker on eminent-domain trial strategy and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Glenn has testified about eminent domain on invitation from the Texas Legislature and has been honored in Texas Super Lawyers for the last nine years and as one of the 100 best trial lawyers in America (one of only three from Texas) by Town & Country magazine as far back as 1985. He has occasionally accepted complex litigation matters involving oil and gas, personal injury, and farm-and-ranch law for friends, but Glenn has focused most all of his attention for the last 20 years on eminent-domain litigation throughout the state of Texas.
Glenn received his J.D., cum laude, in 1972 from Baylor University, where he graduated at the top of his class with the highest grades in Baylor history. In addition to his busy law practice, Glenn has been personally involved in the oil-and-gas industry since 1973. He also operates a 2,200-acre working ranch in Navarro County, known as "The Refuge." It includes a 1200-cow grazing dairy and an extensive white-tailed deer scientific breeder operation. Glenn has also been the owner of convenient stores, office buildings, retail centers, rental projects, and raw land suitable for development. He has started a bank, worked in the construction industry, and been part owner of two wholesale supply businesses. Glenn's personal experiences in these areas have been invaluable maximizing value and damages in condemnation cases involving virtually every kind of property.
Glenn is admitted to practice in Texas (1972), the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is also a member of the Navarro County Bar Association (President, 19741975), the Dallas Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), National Order of Barristers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has served as a member of the Corsicana Independent School District Board of Trustees, as president of the Corsicana Industrial Foundation, as president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, and on numerous other community boards. Glenn has taught a Sunday morning Bible class in Corsicana for thirty years.
Glenn's successful reported appellate cases include the following:
-Dillard v. Texas Electric Cooperative, 157 S.W.3d 429 (Tex. 2005)
-Tarrant Regional Water District v. Gragg, 151 S.W.3d 546 (Tex. 2004)
-Duer Wagner & Co. v. City of Sweetwater, 112 S.W.3d 628 (Tex. App.Eastland 2003, no pet.)
-Hitzelberger v. Samedan Oil Corp., 948 S.W.2d 497 (Tex. App.Waco 1997, pet. denied)
-State v. Tamminga, 928 S.W.2d 737 (Tex. AppWaco 1996, no writ)
-J.K. and Susie L. Wadley Research Institute and Blood Bank v. Morris, 776 S.W.2d 271 (Tex. AppDallas 1989, no writ)
-City of Corsicana v. Herod, 768 S.W.2d 805 (Tex. App.Waco 1989, no writ)
-Cavazos v. Simmons, 90 B.R. 234 (N.D. Tex. 1988)
-Lowrance v. Whitfield, 752 S.W.2d 129 (Tex. AppHouston [1st Dist.] 1988, writ denied)
-Navarro v. International Business Machines Corp., 70 B.R. 94 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1987)
-Staley v. Terns Service Co., 595 S.W.2d 882 (Tex. Civ. AppWaco 1980, writ dism'd)
-Beets v. Malakoff Independent School District, 589 S.W.2d 188 (Tex. Civ. AppTyler 1979, writ ref'd n.r.e.)
-Schwertner v. Henderson, 575 S.W.2d 358 (Tex. Civ. AppWaco 1978, writ dism'd w.o.j.)
-State ex rel. McKie v. Bullock, 491 S.W.2d 659 (Tex. 1973)