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.
Attorneys Shawn Evans and Michael Kepley enjoy representing landowners in Condemnation cases and they work hard for their clients. Shawn formerly represented the Department of Transportation in Condemnation cases, and he now devotes his practice to helping land owners obtain just compensation for their property. Michael has represented many land owners in Condemnation cases. Together these attorneys have experience in over 50 jury trials throughout the state, and they are ready to put their skills and experience to work for you. Shawn and Michael have experience dealing with condemnation claims involving commercial, industrial, agricultural, and residential property.
We encourage you to contact our office to learn more about how we can help with your Eminent Domain/Condemnation matter. Your consultation is free and generally we do not make money unless you recover more than the initial deposit in your case. Call us today 910-251-6088.