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Our Eminent Domain & Valuation group is the largest practice of its kind in the United States. Our eminent domain attorneys practice across the country and have offices in California, Arizona, Texas and Nevada. Our lawyers have handled some of the largest eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases, and we have led some of the highest-profile public works projects that shape infrastructure across the United States. 

Our past successes inform and motivate us as we work closely with clients. Our decades of expertise allow our lawyers to work efficiently on straightforward cases and also help us find innovative solutions on more novel matters.

Our eminent domain experience is from both sides of the property. We represent public agencies and other acquiring entities in the acquisition of right-of-way and other property for major road, rail, flood control, utility and resilience projects.

Our eminent domain lawyers also represent land owners and business owners facing both full and partial takings in a wide variety of contexts. Our public entity clients stay with us for years and even decades. Our property owner and business owner clients recommend us enthusiastically to their colleagues.

The range of our experience empowers us to handle all aspects of condemnation litigation. We guide matters from thoughtful precondemnation planning to final resolution, whether through settlement, jury verdict or published appellate or Supreme Court opinion.

We have an enviable record of trial success, including many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. We have successfully litigated eminent domain issues across the country and have won several key appellate decisions. Those appellate decisions have played a major role in shaping the law of eminent domain and inverse condemnation in the United States.

We are the go-to eminent domain attorneys for the most complex cases, including but not limited to:

  • new or unique legal issues
  • large-scale right-of-way projects
  • business and tenant claims for compensation and relocation
  • high-stakes eminent domain or inverse condemnation matters

Our team of attorneys work in conjunction with Nossaman's lawyers nationwide, who possess legal expertise in areas such as project finance, infrastructure provision and procurement, environmental law, real estate transactions, water rights, public utilities regulation, construction claims, and other related fields. We maintain solid alliances with leading right-of-way consultants, appraisers, engineers, land use entitlement experts, environmental specialists and other experts.

Regardless of whether a case is small and clear-cut, huge and complicated, or somewhere in between, our goal always remains the same—to achieve the very best results for our clients in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.

Our eminent domain attorneys frequently write about all aspects of eminent domain, including inverse condemnation and regulatory takings, on our blog We also keep track of current cases, project announcements, budget issues and legislative reform efforts and report on all major eminent domain conferences and seminars. We invite you to subscribe so you don't miss our updates!


"Nossaman is the premier eminent domain counsel and real estate legal consultant for any project involving complex right-of-way acquisition...".  Read more about the recent experience Josh Cosper, Senior Project Manager with Mark Thomas & Company, Inc., had with Nossaman.



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Eminent Domain Resources for Property and Business Owners

What can property and business owners do when faced with eminent domain issues such as condemnation, valuation and compensation? Our guides can answer many of those questions for you. We invite you to review the guides on how eminent domain works, and then contact us for further information.

A Property Owner's  Survival Guide to Eminent Domain   A Business Owner's  Survival Guide to Eminent Domain
A Property Owner's
Survival Guide to Eminent Domain
  A Business Owner's
Survival Guide to Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain Resources for Public Agencies

LexisNexis Practical Guidance® Practice Note: Right-of-Way Acquisition Process

Top Three Ways Early Attorney Involvement Will Streamline Your Project Plan

Additional Eminent Domain Materials

Published Appellate Decisions

Representative Cases

Summary of Major Eminent Domain Cases & Legislation: January 1, 2023-June 30, 2023

Eminent Domain Taxation Information Whitepaper

Eminent Domain Report is a one-stop resource for everything new and noteworthy in eminent domain. We cover all aspects of eminent domain, including condemnation, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings. We also keep track of current cases, project announcements, budget issues, legislative reform efforts and report on all major eminent domain conferences and seminars in the Western and Central United States.

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