Missouri Eminent Domain Attorneys

It is our pledge that we will provide a free case review for any individual or business facing eminent domain or condemnation.

Eminent Domain Attorneys & Lawyers In Missouri

Whether your land is being condemned by the state, a utility company, or any other entity with eminent domain authority, the Sever Storey team is ready to fight for you. Our biggest priority is to serve landowners going through the eminent domain process in Missouri, and we’re eager to serve your unique needs.

No matter your eminent domain case in Missouri, we have the experience and resources to ensure the best possible outcome for your situation. We’ll fight for your rights and be the supportive experts you need in this trying time.

What Is Eminent Domain Law In Missouri?

Eminent domain refers to the authority of the government, or another entity ,to seize private land to use for public means, such as the building of a highway, park, or pipeline. There are many nuances within eminent domain law in Missouri, and only a skilled eminent domain attorney can help to ensure a landowner gets fair treatment throughout the proceedings.

What Should Landowners Do After Receiving An Eminent Domain Notice In Missouri?

Most landowners are shocked and overwhelmed after getting notice that their land is set for acquisition via eminent domain, but eminent domain in Missouri doesn’t have to be completely daunting. Our experienced attorneys are ready to walk you through the process so you get the compensation and treatment you deserve. Here’s what you should do after you get your notice:

Case Results

State: Missouri (St. Charles County)

Case Type: Pipeline takings

Initial Offer: $36,789

Sever Storey Walker Result:

$75,011

State: Missouri (St. Charles County)

Case Type: Pipeline takings

Initial Offer: $12,195

Sever Storey Walker Result:

$30,483

State: Missouri (St. Charles County)

Case Type: Pipeline takings

Initial Offer: $50,000

Sever Storey Walker Result:

$101,459

State: Missouri (St. Charles County)

Case Type: Pipeline takings

Initial Offer: $16,308

Sever Storey Walker Result:

$40,667

State: Missouri (St. Charles County)

Case Type: Pipeline takings

Initial Offer: $22,504

Sever Storey Walker Result:

$60,680

State: Missouri (St. Charles County)

Case Type: Pipeline takings

Initial Offer: $50,256

Sever Storey Walker Result:

$114,862

Frequently Asked Questions

Every landowner should receive just compensation in exchange for the taking of their private land in Missouri. This means they are given a fair monetary value equal to or greater than the market price for their land. Though this is a requirement for eminent domain, many condemnors undervalue the land and do not provide a fair offer.

In addition to just compensation, Missouri landowners have the right to relocation benefits as part of the eminent domain process. These benefits should be enough to cover the expenses associated with moving a home or business to a new site. However, often the benefits offered by the condemnor are far below what is realistically required, and an eminent domain lawyer may be necessary to get what you deserve.

Even if it seems like the government is all-powerful when exercising the right of eminent domain, there are limits to their rights. In order to legally exercise eminent domain, the condemnor must:

-Issue an offer of compensation prior to instituting litigation.
-Give adequate notice of any eminent domain proceedings.
-Dedicate the property acquired to a public use or purpose.

It can be difficult to predict the timeline for this type of case in Missouri. Those cases that do not require litigation can often be resolved in 3-4 months; while cases which require litigation could last up to 8-12 months. The timeline can also vary based on the nature of the case, the type of land being condemned, etc.
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Most of the time, eminent domain in Missouri is extremely difficult to stop completely. If an experienced eminent domain lawyer can prove that the condemnor has not followed the law, there is a chance of stopping the process. However, in most cases, an attorney is more likely to help a landowner get better compensation in exchange for their land.

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How Sever Storey Walker Can Help You

If the government is coming for your property, it’s time to hire an eminent domain attorney in Missouri. Sever Storey Walker can be your source for support, answers, and the fair treatment you are entitled to. We’ve worked with countless landowners like you all over the country, helping them get great compensation, relocation benefits, and more.

If you’re wondering where to turn for help with your case, contact us today. We have offices across the country, and we’re eager to defend your landowner rights.

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