The field of condemnation law is specialized and narrow.  Without an active eminent domain practice or a sophisticated acquisition staff, it can be difficult—if not impossible—for a public entity attorney to avoid the most common pitfalls.  It is the purpose of this blog to share my  17  years of expertise and experience in eminent domain law to help inform the practitioner and acquisition staff about eminent domain issues which may be less than obvious. With a framework for understanding the specialized issues of condemnation law, I hope to empower every right-of-way professional to know how best to proceed when they’re facing an eminent domain issue.