What is Eminent Domain?

Eminent domain is the power that the federal, state, and local governments have to take property for public purpose projects, such constructing buildings, widening or creating roads, and further developing mass transit. So long as the “taking” is for a public purpose and all laws have been complied with, the only right that property owners have is to receive “fair market value” for their property.

What is Fair Market Value?

Fair market value is highly subjective. The government often will “low-ball” property owners in determining fair market value because they know that most property owners will not object.

This is wrong.

At Dore Law Group, we are currently representing homeowners seeking fair market value for their property. We represent property owners on a contingent fee basis, meaning that we are only entitled to a fee from clients for a percentage of the amount that we are able to obtain that is above the value being offered by the government.

We invite you to learn about your rights on our website, and to contact us to learn how we can help you.

Key Washington State Property Acquisition Projects

Is your property being taken (or proposed to be taken) by the government under eminent domain?

Click one of the images above to find out more about a specific project and see our Washington State Eminent Domain Blog to find out about the latest news concerning ongoing projects.

News & Info About Current Washington Projects

City of Kent – East Valley Highway & Benson Rd.

The City of Kent is working on a 3-lane road that will connect East Valley Highway

What is Fair Market Value?

Fair market value, as that term is used in the legal context, means the price that would be determined between

The Valuation of Unique Parcels of Land

All real property is unique.  Each parcel of land be will uniquely different than other parcels, even in the same

How Does Eminent Domain Differ from an Easement?

An easement provides that the easement beneficiary – which may be the government, a company, or even another person –

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