Eminent Domain Process In Pennsylvania

The legal process of condemnation, or eminent domain, is one that is procedural and complex, and lawyers who do not routinely work in this area of law may not be keenly familiar with the issues residential homeowners, business owners and professionals face in takings procedures. At Lavery Law, our skilled attorneys are ready to provide straightforward support as you deal with legal issues that arise during the eminent domain process.

What Is Eminent Domain?

Eminent domain (frequently referred to as condemnation) is a process in which a qualified entity or public utility has the ability to take a portion or all of an individual's land for an approved project. In Pennsylvania, condemnation proceedings are most commonly used for oil and gas/pipeline installations and for government uses such as water/sewer systems, highways or other transportation expansions.

Our attorneys have worked closely with property owners with regard to pipeline and government projects to protect their rights and to help recover fair value for the property. We assist landowners on cases involving inverse condemnation proceedings, de facto takings and more.

What Are My Rights?

It's not uncommon to have questions about the takings process or what your rights are when it comes to the taking of your land. The most important thing to remember is you are entitled to just compensation for the taking. A lawyer from our firm can help make sure you receive the maximum compensation for your land.

Our lawyers take a very hands-on approach to working with clients. It is in your best interests to get a lawyer involved sooner rather than later. When we step in, we can work directly with the municipal group or oil company, and work to negotiate fair compensation for the taking. Visit our FAQ page for more answers to common questions.

Schedule Your First Meeting With The Lawyers At Lavery Law

Contact us at 888-470-6015 to schedule your first meeting with one of our lawyers. You can also complete a short contact form to get in touch with our team. From our office in Harrisburg, we handle cases statewide.