For many Ohio landowners eminent domain can be a nerve racking process.  In very short order eminent domain can quickly upset all of your plans for your property.  In addition, you are asked to make deicisions about your property by the eminent domain authority very quickly.  It can all be very overwhelming and the possibilities of making a mis step can be significant.  

Eminent domain is an extremely niche area of law. Many attorneys have no idea how to handle it and what to do; there is no reason for you to be expected to be able to handle it yourself.  

So the question is: when should you hire/contact an Ohio eminent domain attorney?

The answer:

1) You should contact an Ohio eminent domain attorney AS SOON AS YOU BECOME AWARE YOUR PROPERTY IS WITHIN THE PATH OF THE ROUTE. Why this early? It allows your attorney enough time to start building a strategy and gather facts. More often than not, you can learn the general path of a roadway or project over your property ahead of the appraisal. An experienced eminent domain attorney will automatically spot areas to look out for if the route is known.  

2) You should HIRE AN ATTORNEY AS SOON AS YOU ARE PROVIDED AN APPRAISAL BY THE STATE/TOLLWAY/UTILITY COMPANY/ETC. This appraisal will give an experienced Ohio eminent domain attorney like the ones at Sever Storey all they need to have to know whether you are entitled to more just compensation. The appraisal also will provide valuable information.  For instance it will provide the exact effect the project will have on your property, and will showcase the errors the condemning authority made in the valuation of your property.

Unsure if you should hire an eminent domain attorney? Let the Ohio Eminent Domain Attorneys at Sever Storey review your appraisal FOR FREE. Sever Storey attorneys are more than happy to take a look at your appraisal and GIVE YOU A FREE CASE REVIEW. No strings, no invoices, no hourly fees; just honest assessment and evaluation free of charge. One of our Ohio attorneys, George Padgett, is standing by, waiting for your call and free appraisal review.

If you are interested in a free consultation or appraisal review, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 888-318-3761 or contact an attorney by email at