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What is it?

Eminent domain is the right of the government to take private property for public use upon payment of “just compensation.”

Why it happens

Eminent domain is the right of the government to take private property for public use upon payment of “just compensation.” It helps make possible building our roads, schools and other public facilities. At the same time, it creates a difficult and intimidating experience for the property or business owner who is facing the prospect of condemnation or having his or her property acquired for a public project.

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Our attorneys have over 40 years combined experience in representing property & business owners impacted by eminent domain.

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The Firm offers practical and efficient legal representation.  We simplify the complex, and hit the ground running, making things move. We are more than happy to meet you at your place for a free initial consultation. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. We serve these counties: Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, San Diego, Orange, Fresno, Kern, and Kings.

Know your constitutional rights

When the government takes your property or relocates your business, you have rights. The government must pay the highest price paid by knowledgeable buyers on the open market, without pressure.

Pay no attorney fees unless you recover more than the government’s offer.



Joe Dzida represented our company in an eminent domain case with the State of California. In the land taking for a high speed rail line, the State left us without enough land to operate our business into the future. Joe’s excellent representation on a contingency basis resulted in us acquiring the land next to our property and a payment from the State that was over 6 times greater than their original offer. We can now operate and grow our business the way it was planned when we purchased the property. A solid 5 stars and our highest recommendation for this company.

Kim Crumpacker

The Attorneys at Callanan, Rogers & Dzida, LLP, have over 40 years combined experience in eminent domain (or condemnation) law. We have represented owners of all types of properties, from large commercial businesses to small family-owned businesses, from religious organizations to government entities.