Appropriation and eminent domain

Porter Wright features the leading eminent domain and condemnation practice in Ohio, offering clients access to more experience and legal resources than any other firm in the state. 

Our team of eminent domain attorneys primarily represent public and private entities that possess the power of eminent domain, specifically electric and natural gas utility companies, as well as private pipeline companies, that are facing opposition to vital energy and infrastructure projects. 

Porter Wright is entrusted with handling condemnation work for dozens of public projects each year. We advise clients through the life of such projects, beginning with project development, extending through landowner negotiations, and culminating in eminent domain litigation and appeals, if necessary. Over the last decade, we have been engaged to handle thousands of eminent domain matters, including arguing significant cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio and numerous courts of appeal.

As a corollary to our litigation work, Porter Wright is called upon often to undertake government and legislative relations efforts to address systemic eminent domain issues on behalf of our clients at the local and state levels. 

Finally, our team advises landowners on inverse-condemnation and regulatory-taking matters, including disputes about impairment of access to property, zoning and variance issues, and interference with land stability.