Eminent domain (sometimes referred to as condemnation) is a law granted by the United States and Kentucky Constitutions and by Commonwealth of Kentucky statutes. It gives Kentucky and the federal government, schools, cities, and utility companies the right to condemn private property for public use without the owner’s consent. For example, this power can be used for highway and sewer acquisitions, utility substations, transmission corridors, or natural gas pipelines.
The law does offer you some protection, because it demands that the government prove the need for the property and fully compensate the property owner before they can take the property. They must prove this need to a judge at a bench trial. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal if you disagree with the trial judges ruling. The challenge of the “right to take” all occurs before the government can force possession of your land. This is an important right that is often overlooked.
You do not want to represent yourself in these matters. You need a qualified Kentucky attorney. Bob Blau is a highly skilled attorney who has more than three decades of experience representing Kentucky property owners and getting the government to offer the highest price for their land. Bob focuses on the Northern Kentucky region, but also represents business and private-property owners throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
If you are facing an eminent domain case, it is important to have your case evaluated as early as possible. The earlier an attorney gets involved, the better the results. It is especially important to involve an attorney before the government completes its appraisal of your land.
We offer free, no obligation consultations. If you have questions about your rights or believe you may need a Kentucky eminent domain lawyer, then contact us today we are standing by to help you! Our office is conveniently located in Cold Spring, Kentucky — just 6 traffic lights south of the Northern Kentucky University school entrance. We represent and serve clients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati area. CALL TODAY: 859-441-5400 or e-mail us at email@example.com