How Eminent Domain Lawyers Help Their Clients

How Eminent Domain Lawyers Help Their Clients

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.

Hiring an eminent domain attorney can help you in multiple ways.

Here are three reasons why an eminent domain attorney is beneficial for you:

  1. Helping you understand your rights

It is essential to be informed about your private property rights and the eminent domain process. Government entities must comply with specific procedures under the law. An eminent domain attorney can help you determine whether the government is acquiring your property for a true public purpose, or if the acquisition does not comply with the provisions of the law. These complexities require the legal interpretation and analysis of a knowledgeable and skilled eminent domain attorney.

  1. Securing compensation for your losses

It is important to determine if the offer you have received for your property is just. Government entities are required to fairly compensate the property owner. However, you may deserve more than the amount offered. In eminent domain, your compensation is based upon fair market value, an opinion of value that may vary dramatically depending upon the highest and best use of your property and properties considered to be comparable to yours by the appraiser. Eminent domain is a complex and highly specialized area of law.  Lawyers and professional witnesses who do not regularly represent landowners in condemnation, can overlook important aspects of the case and miss intricate details relating to the value of your property and the amount of compensation you are owed.

  1. Simplifying the legal process

Eminent domain laws and procedures can be complicated and intricate.  The laws and the process can also differ from state to state and under Federal law. It is important to consult with a qualified eminent domain attorney fully understand the condemnation process and your rights as a property owner.


When the government or a private corporation seeks to take your property by eminent domain, a knowledgeable legal advocate on your side can offer valuable insight into the procedures and the law. Let Krause and Kinsman guide you through the eminent domain process and defend your rights. We are prepared to vigorously pursue every angle of your case.  Our eminent domain attorneys will negotiate with condemning authorities on your behalf and, if needed, will take your case to trial to secure the just compensation guaranteed to you by the U.S. Constitution.

We understand that your home or business may be your largest asset. Our condemnation lawyers work with families, businesses, farms, and other landowners to defend their property and their rights under eminent domain law. Contact Krause & Kinsman today at (844) 212-3370 to learn more about your property rights.

Note: The content of this website is for general purposes only. These informational materials are not intended, and must not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. Please consult a condemnation lawyer at Krause and Kinsman for advice about your individual situation. Feel free to get in touch with us via phone, email, or live chat.

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