Land Condemnation (eminent domain) is the legal process by which the Government uses its power to take or damage private property for the purpose of “public use” such as roads, highways, schools, parks, housing projects, sewer lines, and public or municipal buildings. Large utility companies also have such power to erect power lines and install utility facilities on and across your property. When faced with the dilemma of what you can do when those powerful entities decide they want your property, we are here to help.

NC Land Condemnation and Eminent Domain lawyersKirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler & Thomas is one of North Carolina’s premier eminent domain and land condemnation law firms. We’ve been representing North Carolinians in eminent domain land condemnation cases for more than forty years. Our lawyers in Raleigh have represented landowners across North Carolina from the mountains to the coast and our results speak for themselves.

Land Condemnation Attorney Fee Structure

We understand that the Government and Utility Companies have staffs of lawyers and resources that make our clients feel over-matched. That’s why we design our fee as a percentage of what we recover above the first offer presented. If we don’t recover compensation over that offer, we charge no fee.

Maximizing Your Eminent Domain Recovery

Eminent domain and land condemnation cases can be very complex and time-consuming, requiring a high level of expert knowledge in a broad range of categories from environmental issues to real estate appraisal to zoning. Maximizing a landowner’s recovery often-times requires that lawyers work with land planners, developers, and engineers. The level of expertise required means that a limited number of lawyers have experience in handling such cases. These cases are not the time or place for on-the-job training.


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Reviews of Our Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation Lawyers in Raleigh and Wendell

When the NC DOT decided to take my land in Onslow County, I knew I needed the help of a law firm with experience in eminent domain cases that was not afraid to take a case to jury verdict anywhere in the State of North Carolina. Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler & Thomas was that firm. Their skill in putting together and presenting my case was impressive. I highly recommend them.

– Carl B. from Jacksonville, NC

I was notified by the Department of Transportation that my business and commercial property were being acquired by eminent domain for a highway project. I realized that I was not going to be able to get what I thought was fair compensation without help. I hired Kirk Kirk and immediately realized that they were extremely experienced in dealing with this area of law. The results exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend them to anyone dealing with eminent domain issues.

– Dolan B. from Goldsboro, NC

I cannot say enough about the great job Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler & Thomas did for my family when a municipality decided to cut off road access to our family’s land in Nash County. We knew they were experienced in fighting for the rights of landowners but were even more impressed with the passion they showed in defending our family. They really went the extra mile to make sure we were treated fairly. If the government decides it wants your land, these are the lawyers to call.

– Joan D. from Zebulon, NC

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