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.

– Breaking News –


The federal government took hundreds of Sarasota landowners’ property to extend the Legacy Trail.  But rather than pay theseowners that compensation the government admits they are owed, the government filed a motion arguing that the compensation it must pay should be decreased due to the “scope of the trail sponsor’s interest obtained by operation of section 8(d) of the Trails Act.”

In response, True North Law filed this response with the Court explaining the government’s erroneous reading of the Trails Act and demanding that the government pay Sarasota landowners full and just compensation for the land the federal government took.  We expect a favorable decision from the Court soon.

Tim Belz, Of Counsel Attorney with True North Law, has been named to the Missouri Lawyers Weekly "POWER List for Appellate Law"

Tim is an accomplished expert constitutional law litigator.  As reported in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly article, Tim “secured a major victory in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals while challenging a provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandated insurance coverage for contraception.”  Missouri Lawyers Weekly has recognized Tim in the past as a 2004 “Lawyer of the Year” and in 2017 as an “Influential Appellate Advocate.”

About Us

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.

The National Authority In

Eminent Domain Litigation

Thor Hearne is the preeminent national authority on the Fifth Amendment and property rights.  Thor is the Washington DC member of Owners’ Counsel of America, an invitation-only association of the top 51 attorneys in the nation (only one per state, and one –Thor – Washington DC) who represent property owners in eminent domain litigation.

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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