Eminent Domain & Condemnation

What is Eminent Domain, Condemnation or Inverse Condemnation?

You did not ask for your land to be taken. You were not given a choice in the matter. You do not have to accept what the State tells you your land is worth. Call us to set up a consultation and find out how we can help you with your case.

In North Carolina, the Department of Transportation (as well as many municipalities and utility companies) has the power to take your land for a public purpose. This power, is called the power of Eminent Domain. Once property is taken, the court case that follows is known as a Condemnation case.

Without the power of Eminent Domain we would not have modern roads, railroads, new parks, or upgraded utilities. These are certainly benefits to society in general; however, they are rarely a blessing for property owners who are impacted.

We devote a substantial part of our civil litigation practice to helping land owners who are impacted by property takings. The State is like any land buyer: they want to acquire your land for the lowest price possible. They will try to settle your claim as quickly as possible and for as little money as possible, all while trying to convince you their offer is fair because it is based on an appraisal.

As a property owner, you have the right to reject the State’s offer and seek just compensation for the land that was taken.

The Law Group enjoys representing landowners in Condemnation cases and works hard for clients.  The Law Group has experience in jury trials throughout the state and have a team of attorneys to help you with condemnation claims involving commercial, industrial, agricultural, and residential property.

The Law Group and its network of attorneys can help you in North Carolina.

For more detailed information or to discuss your case with an experienced attorney, contact us now for a consultation. You may also reach us at 910.251.6088.

Latest Projects

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has many ongoing eminent domain, condemnation, and inverse condemnation projects, including:

(For a full listing, see the DOT website.)

The Law Group and its network of attorneys can help you in North Carolina.