Sheets & Crossfield, P.C.

Donald (Don) Childs, Senior Attorney

Don Childs, Senior Attorney, has been with Sheets & Crossfield for 10 years and has over 15 years' experience practicing law.  He has developed his expertise in the coordination of appraisal, land planning, engineering and title consultants in the purchase of county and municipal rights-of-way.

Don’s practice includes:

  • Litigation with primary experience in eminent domain

  • Governmental regulations enforcement

  • Real estate and general business transactions
  • Defense of premises liability, products liability, auto, and commercial liability insurance claims
  • Acquisition of right-of-way and related property interests for public works projects

Don has supervised acquisition and condemnation proceedings of 500+ rights-of-way parcels for various governmental and corporate clients.  Recent successful right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation projects in Williamson County and Travis County include:

  • 183A (CTRMA)

  • Ronald Reagan Blvd.

  • US Hwy 79

  • Chandler Road/University Blvd.

  • SH195

  • US 290E (CTRMA) Travis County

  • CR170

  • FM 625

  • SH 45

  • US 183

  • RM 620

  • RM 2338

  • City of West Lake Hills (Bee Caves Road) - Travis County


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Magna Cum Laude, Texas Tech School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas

Additional Professional Experience:

  • Assistant County Attorney, Eminent Domain/Enforcement Division, Travis County



  • State Bar of Texas
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Texas City Attorneys Association

Awards and Honors

  • Merit Certification in Municipal Law, Texas City Attorneys Association (2008)

Don’s assistant is Lisa Dworaczyk,

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