Find a Lawyer

Find a Lawyer

The Property Rights and Pipeline Center worked with the Niskanen Center to come up with a list of lawyers in the US who do work on pipeline issues and eminent domain issues. Many of these eminent domain attorneys can work in any state by partnering with a local lawyer so don’t worry if your state is not represented. All of the lawyers here will hold a free initial consultation and many are paid on a contingency basis (meaning they get paid from the additional money granted in an easement agreement). Many of the lawyers here will also take cases where a landowner does not want to negotiate an easement at all.


We most highly recommend the following lawyers:

Chris Johns
cjohns@johnsherbert.com
512-399-3150
States covered:
TX and VA

Brian Jorde
bjorde@dominalaw.com
248-515-4478
States covered:
NE

Carolyn Elefant
carolyn@carolynelefant.com
202-297-6100 FERC
States covered:
DC, MD/NY PSC

Others, in alphabetical order:

William Blake , wblake@blakeaustinlaw.com 404-480-7451   NE
Anthony Corby, acorby@fahertylawfirm.com 717-256-3000   PA
Anthony DellaPelle, adellapelle@mrodllaw.com 973-539-8900 NJ, USDC for NJ/NY
Timothy P. Duggan, tduggan@stark-stark.com 609-895-7395       NJ
Luke Ellis, lellis@mehlaw.com 512-215-4078 TX, SW US
Michael Faherty, mfaherty@fahertylawfirm.com  717-256-3000 PA
Bryan French, bfrenchelcs@earthlink.net 409-599-3234 TX
Jeremy Hopkins, jhopkins@cshlaw.com  919-863-8819 NC
Tara Horvath, thorvath@fahertylawfirm.com  717-256-3000 PA
Catherine Cralle Jones, cathy@attybryanbrice.com  919-754-1600 NC
Joseph Sherman, jvs@lawyer.com  757-350-8308 VA



Tips on hiring a lawyer:

  • Do your research. Look at their website, do a Google search. Consider the experience of the eminent domain attorney. Are they in good standing with the state bar? Do they have good client reviews online?
  • How much will they charge or how will the contingency fee work? Make sure you are clear about exactly how this will work. What is the likelihood of success? They shouldn’t promise a particular outcome.
  • Do you feel comfortable with the lawyer? Interview them to see. Have they handled other cases like yours? What can I expect? Can I reach you in an urgent situation?
  • Do they communicate well and are they prompt returning calls or emails?
  • If you are happy or unhappy with your lawyer do something. Publicize your experience.

Find a Lawyer

The Property Rights and Pipeline Center worked with the Niskanen Center to come up with a list of lawyers in the US who do work on pipeline issues and eminent domain issues. Many of these eminent domain attorneys can work in any state by partnering with a local lawyer so don’t worry if your state is not represented. All of the lawyers here will hold a free initial consultation and many are paid on a contingency basis (meaning they get paid from the additional money granted in an easement agreement). Many of the lawyers here will also take cases where a landowner does not want to negotiate an easement at all.


We most highly recommend the following lawyers:

Chris Johns
cjohns@johnsherbert.com
512-399-3150
States covered:
TX and VA

Brian Jorde
bjorde@dominalaw.com
248-515-4478
States covered:
NE

Carolyn Elefant
carolyn@carolynelefant.com
202-297-6100 FERC
States covered:
DC, MD/NY PSC

Others, in alphabetical order:

William Blake , wblake@blakeaustinlaw.com 404-480-7451   NE
Anthony Corby, acorby@fahertylawfirm.com 717-256-3000   PA
Anthony DellaPelle, adellapelle@mrodllaw.com 973-539-8900 NJ, USDC for NJ/NY
Timothy P. Duggan, tduggan@stark-stark.com 609-895-7395       NJ
Luke Ellis, lellis@mehlaw.com 512-215-4078 TX, SW US
Michael Faherty, mfaherty@fahertylawfirm.com  717-256-3000 PA
Bryan French, bfrenchelcs@earthlink.net 409-599-3234 TX
Jeremy Hopkins, jhopkins@cshlaw.com  919-863-8819 NC
Tara Horvath, thorvath@fahertylawfirm.com  717-256-3000 PA
Catherine Cralle Jones, cathy@attybryanbrice.com  919-754-1600 NC
Joseph Sherman, jvs@lawyer.com  757-350-8308 VA



Tips on hiring a lawyer:

  • Do your research. Look at their website, do a Google search. Consider the experience of the eminent domain attorney. Are they in good standing with the state bar? Do they have good client reviews online?
  • How much will they charge or how will the contingency fee work? Make sure you are clear about exactly how this will work. What is the likelihood of success? They shouldn’t promise a particular outcome.
  • Do you feel comfortable with the lawyer? Interview them to see. Have they handled other cases like yours? What can I expect? Can I reach you in an urgent situation?
  • Do they communicate well and are they prompt returning calls or emails?
  • If you are happy or unhappy with your lawyer do something. Publicize your experience.

See also:
How do I know if a lawyer is right for me?
5 Quick ways to see if your lawyer is legit.