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Philip D. Sever, Eminent Domain Attorney

Philip D. Sever

Attorney / Founding Partner
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Attorney

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Philip D. Sever, Esq. is one of the founding partners of Sever Storey and has been helping individuals, families, and businesses as an attorney since 1996. Mr. Sever has a wide range of experience representing landowners. He has provided advice to landowners (both residential and business) in hundreds of large and small condemnations in both Indiana and Ohio. Using this experience, Mr. Sever focuses on practical solutions for his clients and holding condemning authorities accountable. As the author of numerous articles and videos on eminent domain and condemantion he has taken the lead in educating landowners and attorneys about the eminent domain and condemnation process.

Mr. Sever enjoys competition and sports and spending time with his family. He participates in Triathalons and adventure racing on a regular basis. 



American Bar Association
Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
National Association of Employment Law Attorneys
Indiana Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
Hamilton County Bar Association


Carmel Lawyers 4 Charity, Founder/Board of Directors (2008-present)


National MS Society: Heather's Hoofers
Theraplay Foundation
Indiana University Client Counseling Competition


Understanding the Eminent Domain Process (2007 & 2008)
When the State is Taking Your Land (2008)
Practice Tips and Pitfalls in Federal Rule 71 Condemnations (2008)
Indiana Eminent Domain (2007)

Educational Videos

Sever Storey is passionate about helping landowners. We have created a video library packed with knowledge and information to help landowners gain more facts about the eminent domain process. Please watch the video's and let us know if you have any questions that we can help answer.



Editorial: Taxpayers, Not Illiana Investors, Would Be On the Hook


When last we left the proposed Illiana Expressway, we voiced our concern about the toll-road concept.

Leave no doubt about it. Tolls are an ecological disaster....