Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Lewis Thomason attorneys have extensive experience defending the property rights of both individual landowners and businesses in eminent domain proceedings.  We also represent governmental authorities that want to acquire property for a wide variety of public uses, including airports, highways, bridges, water and sanitation facilities, parks, and schools.  We have represented eminent domain clients in lawsuits in state and federal courts, including inverse condemnation suits, to determine just compensation for condemned property and any damages to a remainder interest in the event of a partial taking.

 

Whether representing the property owner or a governmental authority, we are involved in

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Lewis Thomason attorneys have extensive experience defending the property rights of both individual landowners and businesses in eminent domain proceedings.  We also represent governmental authorities that want to acquire property for a wide variety of public uses, including airports, highways, bridges, water and sanitation facilities, parks, and schools.  We have represented eminent domain clients in lawsuits in state and federal courts, including inverse condemnation suits, to determine just compensation for condemned property and any damages to a remainder interest in the event of a partial taking.

 

Whether representing the property owner or a governmental authority, we are involved in every aspect of the acquisition, including assisting clients in the pre-condemnation negotiation phase.  We employ a team approach to eminent domain matters and help our clients retain professionals who can provide expert testimony, where needed.  Our approach and depth of experience frequently help our clients resolve eminent domain matters without litigation, but, even where settlements have not been reached, our involvement from the beginning helps both sides narrow the issues for trial and better understand their differences on valuation.

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