We have represented homeowners in eminent domain and condemnation matters across the state of Ohio.
For example, We took the government to the Ohio Supreme Court after it seized the land of 50 property owners to build a new bike trail. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of our clients. After negotiation, the homeowners were able to keep all their land and received an additional $2 million in damages.
Our other representations of home owners include:
- The Ohio Department of Transportation took a small portion of property that resulted in interference with the driveway of our Client’s home. After valuing the take at only 1$, and offering the minimum required by law $300, Vorys was able to settle on behalf our client for $20,000.
- When the government’s contractors exceeded the boundaries of the take and destroyed valuable and mature trees located on our client’s property, not only did Vorys settle the eminent domain case for more 8 times what ODOT initially offered, Vorys brought suit against ODOT's contractor and obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of our client.
- A Delaware County project took a small portion of our client’s front yard that destroyed the significant landscaping that screened the home from the road and traffic noise. Vorys was able to negotiate a settlement for more than the $14,000 above Delaware County's initial offer.
If the government's use of condemnation or eminent domain will impact your property, contact us for a free consultation.