We are a National Authority in Property Rights, Constitutional Law & Appellate Litigation

Nationally recognized trial attorneys specializing in property rights, IRS disputes, appellate litigation and more.

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True North Law Group


True North Law Group is a Thor Hearne law firm, making us an authority in property rights and appellate litigation.

We have spent the last 30 years ardently fighting for the rights of our clients in a variety of constitutional and appellate law cases, including pioneering rails-to-trails compensation law and winning more cases on behalf of landowners than any other firm.

Your constitutional rights should never be infringed – particularly by the government – and we have devoted our practice to protecting and defending citizens through dedicated trial advocacy.

Breaking News –

True North Law Files Federal Lawsuit on behalf of landowners to stop Sarasota County from removing Legacy Trail “Encroachments”

Thor Hearne and True North Law have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida to stop Sarasota County from removing what the county calls “encroachments” on the Legacy Trail corridor.  The lawsuit asks the judge to enter a temporary restraining order and injunction against Sarasota County to stop the county from tearing down hundreds of private landowners’ property.  The lawsuit is filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and a copy is available here

Sarasota County has alarmed hundreds of Sarasota landowners by demanding that these landowners remove what Sarasota County calls ‘encroachments,’ which have existed for years, if not decades.  Most of these structures, such as swimming pools, patios, fences, septic fields, and other improvements, were built with the county’s permission.  We’ve asked the Sarasota County Commission to explain the legal authority by which Sarasota County can demand the owners remove these improvements from these owners’ private property.  So far, the county hasn’t responded.  The letters sent by True North Law regarding the Legacy Trail to the Sarasota County Commission, the Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and members of Congress representing Sarasota are available here.

Practice Areas


Property Rights

& Eminent Domain

Protecting your 5th Amendment rights so that you receive just compensation for your property.

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Law & Voting Rights

Ensuring laws comply with the constitutions at the state and federal level, including fair elections and voting rights.

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Commercial Litigation

Advocating for businesses in complex property valuation, patent disputes, eminent domain lawsuits & more.

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Appellate Litigation

Federal & State Courts

Professional appellate litigation attorneys at all levels, including US circuit courts, state Supreme Courts and the US Supreme Court.

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Tax Court Litigation

Conservation Easements

Representing clients in tax courts for IRS disputes in land valuation, conservation easements, retirement benefits & more.

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Trial Advocacy

Federal & State Courts

Experienced trial attorneys representing clients in a range of technical areas of law, including property rights, patents & more.

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Success Stories


“Mr. Hearne,

We appreciate your work in representing the homeowners along the Legacy Trail in Mission Valley, Nokomis, FL.  The case was Rogers v. U.S.  Over a decade-long fight your firm held fast and was successful.  Thanks!”

Bob and Madeline Havlick

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