Eminent Domain Law
Eminent domain, sometimes referred to as “condemnation,” is the power of a state or national government to take private property for public use, upon payment of just compensation. In some instances the power of eminent domain has been delegated to private entities, such as power companies, and in limited circumstances even individuals can condemn property in Idaho.
We have worked both sides of eminent domain cases. We have represented landowners in defending against efforts to take land by eminent domain—including a federal court case to prevent the City of Idaho Falls from condemning private property outside city limits—as well entities with authority to obtain property needed for public use.