KRAUSE & KINSMAN EMINENT DOMAIN LAW FIRM

The Krause and Kinsman law firm represents landowners in eminent domain matters in Missouri, Arkansas, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. At Krause and Kinsman, we are committed to protecting and defending your property rights. We understand that your home or business may be your largest asset. Our mission is to assist families, businesses, farms, and other landowners in eminent domain and condemnation matters. We consult with experienced land appraisers who can give a complete analysis on the value of a property and the damages that may result from an eminent domain taking. Regardless if it is a residential, commercial, agricultural or a special-use property, we approach the case the same way: analyze the situation, create a plan and fully execute.

EMINENT DOMAIN

Eminent domain is a fundamental power held by the government and some private corporations to acquire private property for public use. Under eminent domain law, the government has the authority to take property for a legitimate public use provided just compensation is paid to the owner. This means property can be acquired for such purposes as to expand a highway or airport, build a school, construct a community park, create a new pipeline route, or to provide enhanced utilities, as long as the taking authority compensates you.

MEET OUR TEAM

Our network of attorneys draws on a wealth of experience representing property owners nationwide, allowing our team to successfully position clients for an effective resolution against the condemning authorities.

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Adam Krause

Adam Krause is a co-founder of the Krause and Kinsman Eminent Domain Law Firm. He is passionate about protecting property rights. He has represented thousands of landowners across the country.

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Robert Kinsman

Robert Kinsman is a co-founder of the Krause and Kinsman Eminent Domain Law Firm. Robert has worked with landowners in nearly 10 states. His cases have ranged in value from thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions.

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David Needham

David practices in the areas of eminent domain, condemnation, property rights litigation, real estate, and foreclosures. He has worked with clients throughout the Southeast and his cases have ranged in value from thousands of dollars to millions.

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Justin Zachary

Justin is committed to working with families, businesses, shopping centers, farms and any other clients relating to eminent domain law. Regardless if it is a residential, commercial, agricultural, or industrial property, Justin can make sure that you are getting what you deserve.

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Joe Denton

Joe has represented numerous clients through both settlement and before a jury and loves trying cases. Joe understands that property is more than just a postage stamp of ground for most people. Land represents years of work, memories and family ties.

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James Anderson

For Mr. Anderson, he has a passion for Eminent Domain Law because he understands how stressful and emotionally draining it can be for a land owner who is subject to the government taking their land that could be their farm, business or home.

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Maxwell Hiltner

Max enjoys representing client’s in land disputes, condemnation hearings and other types of land taking cases. He knows that 5th amendment takings can be one of the most important moments of his client's life.

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Kelvin Morris

Kelvin strongly believes in the text of the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

WHO WE REPRESENT 

Residential 

Agriculture

Commercial

Industrial / Special Purpose

WHAT WE DO

At Krause and Kinsman, our legal team is honored to stand up for the rights of those whose land is being taken by the government. No matter the case, we seek to go above and beyond to help clients obtain just compensation.

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Gas Pipelines

Gas pipelines can run through your business, home, or agricultural property, potentially impacting resale value and land use.

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Airport Expansions

Private property may be acquired through the power of eminent domain when constructing or expanding an airport.

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Road Widenings / Reconstruction

Our attorneys understand the value of your property may be affected when a road expansion cuts through your land. You are entitled to compensation for the loss of your property.

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Transmission Lines

Our attorneys recognize that transmission lines can impair aesthetic views and property use, making it more difficult to sell or develop the land.

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School Expansions

School districts can seize private property through the power of eminent domain for expansion and construction.

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Bridge Replacements

Eminent domain if necessary is used to secure the acquisition of private property for bridge replacements and improvements.

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Intersection Expansions / Improvements

Private property is often condemned when a city or state improves or widens an intersection. Impacted property owners are required to relinquish their properties for public use.

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Railways

Many states allow private companies in certain industries that build infrastructure the ability to take private property through eminent domain, including railroads.

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Issues Affecting Drainage

Sometimes when the government acquires land for a public infrastructure project, drainage is impacted. Property owners are entitled to compensate for the damages caused to the remaining property.

 EMINENT DOMAIN PROCESS

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

One of the pillars of the Krause & Kinsman Law firm is to give back to the community.  We make sure that we are involved in at least one community service or philanthropy event every single month.

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