Your Most Trusted Ally In Condemnation Cases

Eminent domain refers to the government's ability to take private property for public use, given that it pays the property owner a fair price. When the government chooses to take property, there are generally two arguments you can make against them:

  • They are not taking it for public use
  • They are not offering reasonable compensation for the property

The Lichtenegger Law Firm has represented Missouri individuals, families and businesses in condemnation cases for decades — and has one of the most extensive records of success in this area in the state. With condemnation, the stakes are very high. You need an attorney who is adept at navigating these nuanced laws to ensure you are not taken advantage of by the state.

Fighting Unlawful Takings In Missouri

The first line of defense you can take involves arguing that the state did not take your property for public use. This is a legal gray area, as even a private utility company can take your land for "public use". Our real estate lawyers employ nearly 100 years of combined legal experience to help determine whether or not the taking of your property was even lawful in the first place, before we determine if you have been reasonably compensated.

Ensure You Get Fair Payment For Your Property

Our attorneys in Jackson have more than just book-smarts when it comes to real estate law. We have experience owning and operating both residential and commercial real estate, and are particularly knowledgeable in determining the value of your property.

When the state, a utility company or another party takes your property through eminent domain, our goal is to ensure you receive the reasonable compensation you are promised under the law. This could include not only the market price for your property, but perhaps any future earning potential that could have been made by your business had it remained in that location.

This area of law is very nuanced and difficult to navigate for just any attorney. Our depth of knowledge in this area of law makes us a formidable ally during condemnation proceedings. Call 573-755-0403 today to discuss your case during a free 30 minute consultation, or send us an email to get started.