What You Should Know About the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm 

The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm was created in 2012 because our attorneys saw hardworking property owners constantly leaving money on the table in NC land condemnation negotiations with the government.

Our mission is fighting for maximum compensation on behalf of land and business owners who are facing upheaval, loss, and displacement due to construction and development by the government and other authorities. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has hundreds of engineers and many right of way agents and appraisers they work with. We use our resources, experience, and skill to level the playing field between landowners and the other side.

And we know the other side well. We are led by attorneys who began on the NCDOT side of the table. Those attorneys, Stan Abrams, Jason Campbell, Kevin Mahoney, and Ken Sack, have a combined 75 years of experience working exclusively in land condemnation. Thirty-eight of those years were spent with the NCDOT and the Attorney General’s Office, handling some of their largest and most high-stakes cases.

What has all that experience and knowledge meant for property owners? Since we started fighting for our clients, we’ve increased their initial offers by 197%!1

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Why our deep experience matters

Condemnation is a complex legal field. Even otherwise skilled lawyers may struggle with it if they do not have experience in the area. 

Our eminent domain attorneys have argued cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. We have tried dozens of jury trials throughout North Carolina, including a number of high-dollar, high-exposure cases. 

If you are trying to achieve optimal results, choose a law firm that knows North Carolina eminent domain law backward and forward and has helped other property owners in the same situation as you.

What we can help you with

Here are some examples of eminent domain initiatives that often impact surrounding landowners. 

This is not a complete list. If your property is being impacted, claim your free case evaluation today to see how we can help you.

What we believe 

We believe we have the ability and responsibility to make a difference for regular people facing disruption from government construction. We are excited to put our experience to work for clients each day.  

We believe our clients will benefit significantly from having representation. The difference we’ve seen firsthand between property owners who hired a qualified attorney and those who did not is dramatic. 

We believe in taking time to explain things to clients and reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies. We want you to feel invested in the work we do on your behalf.

We believe every property is different and everything a client brings into the case is important and exclusive to that client. We understand you and your property are unique, and that’s how we’ll approach your case.

Do you need an attorney for your eminent domain case?

If you believe your property may be condemned, you should contact an attorney right away.  Waiting too long to contact an eminent domain lawyer can have a significant negative impact on your case. At the very least, you should take advantage of a free case evaluation before negotiating with the government or an entity that is taking your property.

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Our fee

Our firm works for you on a contingency fee basis. Here’s what that means:

Property owners whose land or businesses are targeted for acquisition will get an initial offer from the government. The first offer from the government is yours to keep. If continued negotiations are successful, you’ll receive a second check in addition to the first offer.

You don’t pay us an attorney’s fee unless we get you more for your property than what the government offered. In addition, the attorney’s fee only comes from that second check. The worst case scenario is that you get what’s already on the table and you don’t owe us anything.

Read more about our contingency fee and second check guarantee!

Focused on you

We can help you put this stress behind you and fight for full compensation. Our proprietary software and streamlined processes have earned national recognition and lots of praise from our clients.

Discover what the Smith family and other clients already know about working with the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm.

Ready to show the NCDOT that you won’t be intimidated? We have several offices across the state to help clients level the playing field against the government. Call us at 1-877-393-4990 to schedule a meeting or start the process online by submitting our form.

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3For information regarding the standards for inclusion for awards listed, visit: bestlawyers.com and milliondollaradvocates.com. Regarding the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, we do not represent that similar results will be achieved in your case. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.

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evaluation today.

There are only a handful of attorneys in NC who practice eminent domain exclusively, and even fewer with NCDOT experience. We have several. That’s why its worth getting in touch with us for a free case evaluation.

Here’s how it works:

1) Tell us about your situation.

2) We research your property as needed, using DOT maps, our own technology, and experience to see the exact effects.

3) We let you know what we think a fair offer would be. This evaluation is free, and there’s no
pressure or obligation to hire us after.

But please don’t wait to act. Waiting can hurt your case, and the cost is the same: free.

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