The eminent domain process is unique, and requires a full understanding of the differences this type of legal matter presents in relation to other types of litigation.
Potter Minton has assembled a team of capable, industrious, and dedicated legal professionals who are able to quickly mobilize to effectively prosecute or defend an eminent domain proceeding. Using a team approach, our professionals are able to provide efficient, economic representation to governmental entities, public utilities, pipeline companies, and landowners throughout all stages of the eminent domain process.
We emphasize comprehensive communication to better understand our client’s goals, whether they are to minimize financial impact, expedite acquisition of property rights, or protect and preserve one’s rights and future plans for a property. We then craft a plan to bring these goals to fruition in an efficient manner.
Our eminent domain team is experienced in all facets of the eminent domain process, from the acquisition of permission to access property in advance of litigation, to negotiation of pre-litigation resolution, to the Special Commissioners’ hearing, to de novo trials, to the appellate process. Our team of attorneys is supported by an exceptional group of legal assistants who facilitate the processing of cases. This team has experience assisting governmental entities and public utilities, as well as landowners who are facing the exercise of eminent domain powers.
Our expertise includes services and counseling clients in the areas of:
- Pre-condemnation negotiations
- Injunctive relief to access property or prevent interference
- Preparation of litigation documents and property filings
- Cooperation with appraisers
- Special Commissioners’ hearings
- De novo appeals to the trial court
- Appellate review of trial court decisions