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EMINENT DOMAIN ATTORNEYS – GEORGIA

Thanks for visiting the Sever Storey web page for the State of Georgia. The eminent domain attorneys at Sever Storey have represented hundreds of landowners across the nation—including multiple landowners in the Peach State. We have represented cases of virtually all types—from small pipeline acquisitions to massive highway takes. Our firm has collected a breadth of experience that no firm can match on a national level. If you need immediate attention please contact us directly at 1-888-318-3761 or email me at jordan@landownerattorneys.com.

Sever Storey represents landowners only and only handles eminent domain work. Our firm has not and will not represent condemnors because we stand firmly on the side of the people. A long time ago, the principles of this firm, Phil Sever and Tonny Storey, recognized that there was a dearth of representation for the little guy in eminent domain proceedings. While the states, pipelines, and powerlines were heavily armed with high-priced attorneys and experts, the landowners were getting run over, often not even putting up a fight during condemnation. Since then, Sever Storey has been a defender of the little guy, attaining millions of dollars a year more than what has been originally offered by condemnors.

Due to recent funding initiatives, the State of Georgia has found itself with an influx of cash to spend on new roads. The Georgia Department of Transportation has its eyes on many new road projects, and with these new road projects comes eminent domain. Sever Storey is making a concerted effort to reach out to these Georgia landowners that may have their land acquired via eminent domain. If you are one of these affected landowners, please do not hesitate to call Jordan at 1-888-318-3761 or email me at jordan@landownerattorneys.com.

If you don’t have time to call or e-mail, we will answer some fundamental questions that you may have about eminent domain:

QUESTION: Do I have to accept the condemnor’s first offer?

ANSWER: No. As a matter of principle, we recommend landowners reject condemnor’s first offer of compensation and immediately contact an experienced attorney for advice on that offer. Way too often landowners get intimidated or pressured into accepting the first offer of compensation. These landowners are possibly forfeiting thousands of dollars out of ignorance, fear, or both. The absolute first thing you should do as a landowner when you receive your first offer of compensation is to contact an experienced eminent domain attorney. Our firm does not charge landowners for offer reviews, and we will be happy to promptly review your offer and/or appraisal for free. All you have to do is call Jordan at 1-888-318-3761 or email him at jordan@landownerattorneys.com.

QUESTION: Should I be scared of eminent domain?

ANSWER: As long as you are represented by experienced, knowledgeable counsel and have a plan of attack against the condemnor, you should welcome eminent domain with open arms. Many condemnors use the words “eminent domain” or “condemnation” as a cudgel or hammer in their negotiations with landowners. They do this because they know that landowners are intimidated by the connotations associated with those terms. In reality, if a landowner is appropriately represented and has a real shot at more compensation, they should be thrilled that the condemnor is choosing eminent domain to resolve the matter. Unlike pre-condemnation negotiations, your compensation no longer is determined by the condemnor but ultimately it is left in the hands of your peers. It is the law in Georgia that a landowner is entitled to a jury trial in eminent domain proceedings—meaning if your case reaches trial, a jury of citizens in your county will determine what you are entitled to. Condemnors hate this. As a landowner, you should welcome it.

Eminent domain procedure is governed by the Georgia Code. Any condemnor must follow certain procedures and rules before and during the condemnation of your property. Below is a link to the Georgia eminent domain statutes for your perusal. If you have any questions about eminent domain procedure please feel free to call at 888-318-3761 or email me at jordan@landownerattorneys.com.

Georgia Eminent Domain Law: https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2016/title-22/

Find Your Georgia Project

SR 9 (FORSYTH COUNTY)

Widen SR 9 (Atlanta Hwy) from Alpharetta to Cumming, while incorporating intersection improvements. Limits of the project extend from the Fulton/Forsyth County line to SR 141.

SR 9 (FULTON COUNTY)

Widen SR 9 (Cumming Hwy) from Upper Hembree to Forsyth County Line

SR 13 Buford

The project is located along SR 13/Buford Hwy from 400 Feet North of Afton Lane to Shallowford Terrace, approximately 2.6 mile in length.

SPOUT SPRINGS ROAD WIDENING

Hall County, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), is looking at ways to improve mobility along Spout Springs Road, roughly from Hog Mountain Road to New Friendship Road.

RONALD REAGAN PKWY EXTENSION

New Road – Ronald Reagan Blvd Extension, from Majors Rd to McFarland Pkwy in Forsyth County, GA.

TARA BLVD

The proposed project will widen and reconstruct US 41/19/SR 3/Tara Boulevard (US 41) from just south of Tara Road to CR 1337/Flint River Road in Clayton County.

SR 1 US 27 Hamilton Road Widening

This 1.42 mile project located in the city of LaGrange, Troup County consists of widening a two-lane roadway to four lanes with a 20-foot raised median and urban shoulders.

SR 83 CONNECTOR

This project proposes to construct a new location, 4.7-mile connector that would provide a bypass around the historic downtown City of Monroe.

SR 20 (SHARON CHURCH TO BRAND)

This project is located in eastern Walton County, beginning just north of the intersection of SR 20 with Rosebud Road/Miller Bottom Road and ending at Brand Road in Loganville.

SR 20 (CANTON TO CUMMING)

SR 20 Canton to Cumming 3 Georgia DOT is developing potential improvements along SR 20 from I-575 in Canton to the west side of Cumming.

WEST WINDER BYPASS

From CR 325/Matthews School Rd to SR 211-Phase 1 Phase 1 (PI #0006327), West Winder Phase 1 begins at Mile Post 2.71 (MP 2.71), on Patrick Mill Rd just south of CR 325/Matthes School Rd, then crosses CR 325/Matthes School Rd.

Windy Hill-Terrell Mill Connector

The new four-lane road will begin at the intersection of Spectrum Circle/Interstate North Parkway and Windy Hill Road and connect at the current Bentley Road and Terrell Mill Road intersection.

SR 316 @ SR 11

Reconstruct the SR 316 @ SR 11 Interchange.

SR 316 @ SR 53

Reconstruct the SR 316 @ SR 53 Interchange in Barrow County, GA.

SR 20 (SHARON CHURCH TO BRAND)

This project is located in eastern Walton County, beginning just north of the intersection of SR 20 with Rosebud Road/Miller Bottom Road and ending at Brand Road in Loganville.

SR 92 (PAULDING)

This project would widen and reconstruct SR 92/Dallas Acworth Highway from Hiram Acworth Highway/Cedarcrest Road to US 41/SR 3/Cobb Parkway from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with a twenty-foot raised median, curb and gutter, and sidewalks and from East Paulding Drive to CR 473/Old Burnt Hickory Road (see project location map).

I-285 @ BOULDERCREST

The proposed project would include a collector-distributor roadway system between the I-675/I-285 interchange and the I-285/Bouldercrest Road interchange.

SR 400 McGinnis Ferry-Map

SR 400 McGinnis Ferry Map PDF

SR1/US27/LAGRANGE

The proposed project would widen a portion of SR 1/US 27/Hamilton Road beginning just south of the intersection with Auburn Ave.

US 441/SR 15

Improve US 441/SR 15 from CS 500/Clayburn Road, just inside Clayton’s northern limit, northward to the North Carolina state line.

SR 53

This project is the widening and reconstruction of S.R. 53 Business (BU) in Pickens County. The project begins at the intersection of SR 5I5 and SR 53 BU and continues to the intersection of CR 243/Industrial Boulevard and Burnt Mountain Road. The total project distance is approximately 2.6 miles, including a one-way pair section.

SR 166​

The proposed State Route (SR) 166 widening and reconstruction project would begin just east of Big Indian Creek, located west of Bowdon, and end at the 4-lane section along the SR 166 South Carrollton Bypass just west of County Road (CR) 11/Hays Mill Road.

SR 4

Widening & reconstruction of SR 4/15th Street/MLK Blvd from Milledgeville Road to Government Street in the City of Augusta. Total project length is 1.59 miles.

SR 4/US 1

Widen and Reconstruct SR 4/US 1 from Wadley Bypass to SR 88.

BIG CREEK PKWY

The proposed project would construct a new location (Big Creek Parkway) roadway in conjunction with other improvements creating a roadway network that will tie into SR 140/Holcomb Bridge Road on both sides of US 19/SR 400 (via Warsaw Road and Holcomb Woods Parkway).

BUENA VISTA ROAD WIDENING AND INTERCHANGE

More than two decades after considering plans to improve the traffic bottleneck on the Buena Vista Road bridge over Interstate 185, the Columbus Consolidated Government is closer than ever to making necessary improvements.

I-85 AND 324

The I-85 and SR 324 project proposes four new ramps to create a new location, full access diamond interchange with the existing overpass of (non-controlled access) SR 324 / Gravel Springs Road over (controlled access) I-85 / SR 403.

If you have received an offer of compensation, or believe you will be affected by eminent domain in the near future, call Jordan Walker at 1-888-318-3761 or email him at jordan@landownerattorneys.com. We do not charge or bill landowners for case reviews.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

What are the unique issues that face commercial property owners in condemnation that can make all the difference?

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POWER & PIPELINES

Landowners forget this one thing when dealing with utility companies that want an easement across their land.

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ROAD & REDEVELOPMENT TAKINGS

What you need to know to be treated fairly by the condemning authority.

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