Practice Area: Eminent Domain

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Eminent Domain

At James Bates, we have successfully represented both condemning authorities and landowners in numerous eminent domain and takings actions, and are prepared to help you navigate through these tumultuous waters.

The James Bates’ Eminent Domain practice group consists of a team of experienced lawyers and staff who have litigated the gamut of issues that often arise in this complex process — everything from “right-to-take” challenges to just compensation and regulatory taking claims.  Collectively, we have experience in all forums, from the city council chambers to the courtroom. We work for real world solutions and results.

The exercise of the power of eminent domain as established by the United States Constitution and the Georgia Constitution plays an integral and vital role in the development of our country and state’s infrastructure and in providing public services. The most common exercise of eminent domain powers is usually associated with and reserved for public ownership projects (e.g., hospitals, military bases, schools, parks, public housing, blight removal, etc.), public transportation projects (e.g., roads, airports, railroads, rail transit, courthouses, etc.), and for common carriers for public use (e.g., utilities, water, electricity, sewer, flood control facilities, parks, power transmission, etc.). With this power comes an enormous responsibility to ensure that such power is being exercised with responsibility, fairness, and professionalism. James Bates’ eminent domain practice group is committed to serve those ideals.

Eminent Domain Attorneys

Name Phone Number Email Practice Areas
Lee M. Gillis, Jr.
Partner
478.749.9942 LGillis@jamesbatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Litigation
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Healthcare Regulation and Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Eminent Domain
Jacqueline Kennedy-Dvorak
Associate
478.749.9917 JDvorak@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • General Liability Defense
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Insurance Litigation
  • Tort and General Civil Litigation
William J. Sheppard
Partner
404.997.6026 WSheppard@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Environmental
  • Construction
  • Partnership
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Development
  • Eminent Domain
  • Litigation
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Kim H. Stroup
Of Counsel
478.749.9929 KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
Kathryn S. Willis
Associate
478.749.9914 KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • General Liability Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury/Insurance Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
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