Shuttleworth & Ingersoll represents property owners in condemnation and eminent domain matters. If you have been contacted by a local, state, or federal agency, or anticipate that you will be contacted, regarding the taking of your real estate for a public use, we can assist you in understanding your rights and protecting the value of your property. Whether you are interested in challenging the right to take, hiring appraisers and other valuation experts, obtaining representation before a compensation commission, contesting a compensation award, or establishing an inverse condemnation claim, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll can provide efficient and experienced guidance and representation.
Our attorneys have experience representing clients in connection with a variety of city, county, state, and federal condemnation and eminent domain matters in Iowa, including matters involving the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Linn County, Johnson County, and the Iowa Department of Transportation, among others. The attorneys at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll are available to provide their experience for your benefit to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are properly compensated.
In addition, our attorneys regularly work with private landowners whose right of access to their land has been limited. Iowa law provides individuals in this circumstance the right to pursue a private right of condemnation. Private condemnation by a landlocked property owner ensures individuals access to their property so that property can be utilized for its highest and best use. Our attorneys have been privileged to have regularly pursued private condemnations for the benefit of our clients. Few attorneys in Iowa have encountered this issue, much less tried multiple private condemnation cases to verdict.