Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation

We are one of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest’s most experienced firms when it comes to eminent domain and inverse condemnation proceedings that result from governmental takings. When a fair settlement cannot be achieved, we pursue just compensation in court for our clients. Our firm has successfully litigated numerous cases in Oregon and Washington trial courts, including against major state and local agencies.

For more information on eminent domain and inverse condemnation, see Neil Olsen’s Blog—Oregon Condemnation Law.

Representative matters:

  • Obtained eminent domain jury verdict on behalf of property owner that was six times the amount of TriMet’s original offer, plus an award of the property owner’s attorney fees and costs. This was the only case a property owner took to trial against TriMet on the Portland Milwaukie Light Rail project.
  • Obtained $7,630,279 eminent domain jury verdict and fee and cost award for owner of development property, on an original offer of $1,670,000.
  • Obtained $955,353 eminent domain settlement for owner of industrial property, inclusive of fees and costs, on an original offer of $297,000.
  • Obtained $500,000 eminent domain settlement for owner of commercial property, inclusive of fees and costs, on an original offer of $217,000.
  • Obtained $200,000 eminent domain settlement for owner of industrial property , inclusive of fees and costs, on an original offer of $83,900.
  • Obtained $185,000 eminent domain settlement for owner of commercial property, inclusive of fees and costs, on an offer of $56,100.
  • Obtained $283,466 eminent domain settlement for owner of industrial property, inclusive of fees and costs, on an original offer of $69,300.
  • Obtained $331,000 eminent domain settlement for owner of residential property, inclusive of fees and costs, on an original offer of $149,000.
  • Obtained $600,000 eminent domain settlement for owner of retail property, inclusive of fees and costs, on an original offer of $374,755.
  • Obtained settlement of $260,000 on inverse condemnation and Section 1983 civil rights claims asserted in federal court against county and quasi-governmental actor for taking client’s personal property.