Attorney Fees in Eminent Domain Cases
The attorney fees in eminent domain cases depends on the type of case.
A majority of eminent domain matters involve valuation. The condemning authority appraises your property interest and makes an offer of payment. The offer is low, and you wish to challenge it in court. In this type of case, our attorney fees in eminent domain cases is one-third of the difference between the initial offer and the amount of compensation we ultimately obtain for you. We believe it is fair to charge a fee only on the amount over and above the amount the government was willing to offer before we became involved.
Sometimes the issue will be the right of the condemning authority to “take” the property in the first place. Or you may feel that there has already been a “taking” of your property or a property interest or right, and you wish to force the “taking” entity to compensate you. Fees for these and other eminent domain matters will be determined on a case by case basis.
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If your property is subject to an eminent domain proceeding, contact one of our Ohio eminent domain attorneys for a free consultation.
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