Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Fair Compensation for Condemnation

When a government exercises its power of eminent domain and takes control of a property, the result can be business disruption and a negative effect on the site’s operation and value. The Law Office of Jack R. Sturgill has over 40 years of experience in protecting client rights and interests when the government takes or attempts to take their property for public use.

Known as ‘Maryland’s Eminent Domain Lawyer,’ Jack diligently protects the rights of the firm’s clients to full compensation by representing them in:

  • Valuation proceedings
  • Precondemnation planning
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Direct and indirect condemnation trials
  • Relocation

Protecting Maryland Property Owners

Real estate is typically the biggest single asset that you own. When the government wants to acquire your property, it’s normal to be stressed and concerned about where you will live or the future of your business. Let the Law Office of Jack R. Sturgill use our knowledge and experience to protect your property interest and to ensure that you receive just compensation for your property and the relocation benefits to which you are entitled.

Inverse Condemnation

When the government takes action which totally or significantly impairs the value of your property, this may form the basis of an inverse condemnation action. You, as the property owner, may be entitled to damages as a result of this action. Our attorneys will fight to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected and just compensation is paid.

Experience-Driven Representation

In addition to having handled condemnation for a multitude of local counties, i.e., Baltimore, Cecil, and Calvert counties, Jack has served in the following capacities:

  • Special Assistant Attorney General with the Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Chief Condemnation Trial Attorney for the Maryland Transit Administration
  • Assistant County Attorney, Chief of Real Property/Condemnation Section for Baltimore County

He is also an instructor for the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), the Maryland Association of Appraisers, the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Highway Administration.  

At the Law Office of Jack R. Sturgill, we work with some of the area’s expert appraisers to maximize the value of your property. When condemnations must occur for the benefit of the community, Jack and his team will go the extra mile to ensure that you receive the just compensation to which you are entitled.

For more information about how we can help you with an eminent domain matter in Maryland, please contact us today.