Eminent Domain is the power used by a government to acquire private property for public use such as road construction or a public utilities right-of-way. Under the U.S. and Florida Constitutions, owners of property appropriated by the government are entitled to full compensation. Without proper knowledge of the eminent domain process and condemnation law, determining the full compensation amount can be difficult. An attorney experienced in eminent domain cases is crucial to assuring you receive the full amount your property is worth, plus any added compensation you may be owed.
Lee Moree, P.E., P.L.S. has knowledge and experience in eminent domain matters. His work as a civil engineer and surveyor providing roadway design and permitting, gives him unique insights into the complicated issues that can arise from eminent domain cases.
He assists attorneys who represent individuals and businesses, guiding them through the process and protecting their rights, while working toward a swift and favorable conclusion. He will make sure there are appraisers and other experts working with the property owner’s best interest in mind. They will evaluate the governments offer and advise the property owner.
Using such experts is a property owner’s right, and under Florida law the state will pay attorney and expert fees, allowing the property owner to get the best possible settlement without worrying about the expense.
If you are a property owner who is currently facing eminent domain proceedings, and you have not obtained a qualified eminent domain expert, call Leland Moree at (727)789-5010 x 202.
The firm has provided expert testimony to attorneys for various roadway projects in Florida.