Ohio Eminent Domain Attorneys

Vorys has Experience Representing Landowners

Contact us for a free consultation.

Why contact us?

It's not just land.

We realize that the government is not just taking your land; they are taking your property with a history, a family, a business, a reputation. To push back against governments that seem to have unlimited resources, you need experienced attorneys to tip the scales back in your favor.

WE DO NOT CHARGE FOR EMINENT DOMAIN CONSULTATIONS. If you would like to chat with us regarding your situation, we're happy to do so with no obligation from you.

OUR FEE STRUCTURE IS SIMPLE. It is based on the amount you receive in settlement or trial above what the state initially offers you. As a result, you pay no fees until the case is concluded and those fees are based only on the results that we obtain for you.

WE'RE IN IT UNTIL THE END. We have proven that we're willing to go the distance for our clients. That may mean settling out of court or taking the case all the way to trial. We'll work with you as you determine your best options.

You have questions.

  • How much can I get paid for my land?
  • I don't understand the taking; where is it
  • When will the government take my land?
  • Can I stop the taking?
  • Will the taking damage the value of the remaining property?
  • When will construction begin?
  • Will the taking cause flooding on my remaining property?
  • Do they need a permit to take my land?
  • How will the taking affect my mortgage?
  • Do I have to accept the offer?
  • Do I need to hire an attorney?

What sets us apart?

We understand that when the government forces you to sell your land against your will, it's more than a financial issue; it's an emotional issue. We are here to assist you through every step along the way, no matter how big or small your case.
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We have negotiated substantial settlements for clients far in excess of initial offers made by the government, including the Department of Transportation.
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SUCCESSFUL TRIAL EXPERIENCE
Although we cannot guarantee similar results for every case, we have tried eminent domain cases to juries, many of which resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts.
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In some cases, we have also managed to negotiate revisions to the nature and extent of projects to minimize the adverse impact to a client's property.

What's the process?

Eminent domain can be confusing. Hiring the right attorney shouldn't be.


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What if it happens to you?

Contact us today. It's simple!
Our team.
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Joseph R. Miller

Joe is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group, where his practice is focused on land use, real estate, and eminent domain litigation. Over the past 18 years, he has handled a variety of eminent domain cases and has obtained substantial jury verdicts and settlements, including seven-figure amounts, on behalf of landowners, and has argued cases in countless courts across the country. Learn more.

jrmiller@vorys.com 614.464.6233

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John M. Kuhl

John is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group, where he concentrates his practice on land use and eminent domain. He has significant experience representing homeowners, business their land taken by eminent domain. Learn more.

jmkuhl@vorys.com 614.464.5646

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Thomas H. Fusonie

Tom is a partner and a member of the litigation practice group. He has valuable experience representing property owners and has tried numerous cases to a jury verdict resulting in substantial awards over the condemnor's initial offer. Tom has also represented many landowners whose land was being taken for pipeline easements. Learn more.

thfusonie@vorys.com 614.464.8261