Eminent Domain / Condemnation
Our firm is a leader in the field of eminent domain with attorneys that have preeminent trial experience representing both condemning authorities and property owners. We represent clients against the Georgia Department of Transportation, local and county governments, utility companies and public authorities. Our attorneys frequently lecture on matters of eminent domain and are experts in the field.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Eminent domain?
Sometimes called condemnation, is the power granted by the federal and state constitutions to governmental agencies allowing them to acquire private property for public use upon payment of compensation.
How is the compensation for my property determined?
When values go down, property owners can be hurt. They may receive less if they hold out and sell after values have gone down. However, sometimes the sales in a declining market are the result of pressure.
- A.J. "Buddy" Welch, Jr., Senior Manager (Team Leader)
- William A. White, Manager
- Warren Tillery, Associate
- Brandon Palmer, Associate
Smith Welch Webb & White serve clients throughout the south metro Atlanta area including but not limited to McDonough, Stockbridge, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Henry County, Peach County, Jonesboro, Spalding County, Butts County, and Lamar County.