Eminent Domain & CondemnationProtecting the rights of property owners
Eminent Domain / Condemnation
Jack Wilson represents residential and commercial property owners faced with a government taking of their property. Often the government needs to construct or widen a road, install utilities or build a government building such as a school, library or fire station. When that occurs, the United States Constitution and the Virginia Constitution give the private property owner certain rights before the government can take the property.
Whether the decision is to fight the taking itself, or making sure that the owner receives the appropriate compensation for the property taken, effective legal representation is necessary to guide the property owner through the process. Jack Wilson has the experience to assemble the right team of experts, appraisers, land planners, engineers and consultants to ensure that the property owner is treated fairly and justly in the condemnation process.
If you have been contacted by a state or local government official about taking some or all of your property, even if just an easement, contact us to learn what the process is and how we can assist you.