Eminent Domain and
Condemnation Practice

Miller, Miller & Canby has extensive experience protecting client rights when their property interests are threatened, or taken, by governmental authorities for public use. Our experienced Maryland eminent domain and condemnation attorneys assure that governmental exercise of power is authorized and that our clients' rights to full and just compensation are honored and protected through pre-condemnation planning, valuation, settlement negotiation and trial in both direct and indirect condemnation cases.

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® has awarded Miller, Miller & Canby a 2020 First Tier ranking in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. This is the fourth time the practice has been awarded a Tier 1 ranking, the highest rank given. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.


Montgomery County, MD
Initial Offer: $1,483,750
Final Award: $3,698,000
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In cases of eminent domain law, also referred to as condemnation, the property owner is constitutionally entitled to be paid "just compensation" for any property taken for a public use and damages for any diminution in value caused to property not taken. The measurement of full Just Compensation is often vigorously contested by the condemning authority. It is wise for owners to engage qualified and experienced eminent domain counsel to represent their interests and insure they are fully compensated for their loss.

Maryland Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Miller, Miller & Canby attorneys lecture regularly on eminent domain and condemnation best practices. The litigation skills of our attorneys, combined with their knowledge of real estate and the unique procedures and rules applicable to Maryland eminent domain and condemnation cases, permit them to provide the highest quality legal representation in this unique area of the law.


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Owners' Counsel of America Attorneys are chosen to be members of the OCA based upon their expertise and commitment to private property rights. Membership is restricted to one attorney from each state across the country. Nearly every state has an Owners' Counsel of America attorney, who represents property owners throughout the state. Miller, Miller & Canby's Joseph Suntum is the Owners' Counsel of America member attorney for the State of Maryland succeeding James Thompson, who is an emeritus attorney member of OCA.

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