Governmental units, and other entities have the power to take private property for transportation, energy and other public purposes through the legal process known as eminent domain, also called condemnation.
For more than 40 years, our firm has represented governmental units, utilities, and landowners in disputes concerning the taking of property by eminent domain. Through representation of utilities in major electric transmission projects and local governments in right of way projects, our firm has obtained extensive experience in condemnation law in Kentucky.
Our representation encompasses the entire spectrum of the eminent domain process, including pre-litigation planning and negotiation, trial, and any necessary appeals. We share our clients’ interest in pursuing and completing their projects in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Our firm also represents landowners whose land is being condemned for a public project. We ensure the landowner’s property rights are protected from negotiation with the public entity through trial, if necessary. We assist the landowner to receive just compensation for the taken property.