Hall County Superior Court - GDOT construction of new interchange on I-985 - representing large property owner in dispute over value of property taken and damage to remainder. GDOT paid in $1,629,250 - we are awaiting our appraisal information to assess the real damage to the property.
Cobb County Superior Court - representing a major travel center company against Cobb County. The county condemned all access rights to the property forcing the owner to close the location. Cobb paid $5.5M into court and the owner seeks approx. $19M in damages for damage to the property and business loss.
Richmond County Superior Court - represented Waffle House against GDOT in this condemnation action. Jury verdict of $500,000. (2011) Polk County Superior Court - family owned 16-acre tract - 6.204 acres condemned by GDOT, including the loss of 4 access points to this potentially commercial property. Client owned this property since 1951. Case settled just prior to trial for a 346% increase in the amount initially offered by DOT.
DeKalb County Superior Court - single family residence affected by a road widening project causing the street to be significantly closer to the house. Case went to jury trial resulting in a verdict 1400% higher than the government offer.
DeKalb County Superior Court - partial taking of commercial lot and closing of business. As a part of DOT's expressway ramp improvement project this property was impacted to the extent that the business existing on the site for 31 years was forced to close. By way of settlement $2,831,254.50 was recovered for the property owner and business owner.
DeKalb County Superior Court – service station – road widening made it difficult to access pumps. During trial this case settled for 360% more than DOT’s offer, yielding another $356,400 for property owner.
Fulton County Superior Court – DOT took 32 sq. feet from front of this commercial site, but raised road grade level leaving the property below the road. As a result of a jury verdict owner’s recovery was increased 688%.
Carroll County Superior Court - Corner commercial lot with frontage on Hwy 78 & Rocky Branch Rd. – approx 1 acre – DOT took .040 acres of land and easement rights. Following a jury trial a verdict was returned increasing the payment to the property owner by 229%.
Gwinnett County Superior Court – Gwinnett County Board of Education condemned 4 acres of an 8-acre commercial tract. We appealed the finding of a Special Master on behalf of the property owner and ultimately increased the compensation to the owner by $1,000,000.
Cherokee County Superior Court – Animal Hospital – Hwy 92 – DOT condemned a part of this tract as part of a road-widening project. After trial by jury the verdict awarded the property owner 430% higher than the amount offered by DOT.
DeKalb County Superior Court – partial condemnation by MARTA of unused American Legion property – on date of trial case settled for 194% increase of MARTA’s initial offer.
Fulton County Superior Court – Atlanta School System condemned total tract owned by couple (8 acres). Following a jury trial owners awarded 360% increase from Atlanta’s offer for property.
Fulton County Superior Court – DOT road widening project impacted residence by moving roadway closer to rear of house and swimming pool. Jury trial resulted in 1325% increase in offer made by DOT.
Fulton County Superior Court – Georgia DOT road widening project increased severity of slope of driveway of home. Settlement increased owner’s recovery by 556.84%
DeKalb County Superior Court – During jury selection DOT settled 1103% above initial offer for partial take of vacant acreage.
Cobb County Superior Court – Cobb County School System condemnation –appealed a Special Masters Award of $1,018,670. Jury awarded property owner $1,635,343.90 for an increase of $616,673.90.
Clayton County Superior Court - Motel partially condemned. Owner lost 1/2 of his parking and a driveway. Case settled with DOT returning most of the easement area to cure the parking and paying a total of $2,429,200 for just and adequate compensation. (2012)