& Eminent Domain
Protecting Your 5th Amendment rights
Ensuring Just Compensation
True North Law’s partners are nationally recognized for their expertise representing property owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation against the federal government, as well as state and local government.
As a nationally-recognized leader in property rights litigation, Thor helped write the book on Trails-To-Rails litigation, earning an exclusive spot on the National Owner’s Council as the National representative.
If you want to ensure you are justly compensated when the government takes your land, you need True North Law.
Decades Of Experience
National Leaders In Property Rights Litigation.
Defending your property rights and enforcing the government’s obligation to justly compensate you and other property owners is a specialized area of constitutional law and federal litigation. True North Law’s eminent domain and property rights litigation team, led by Thor Hearne, represent (or have represented) thousands of property owners throughout the nation in this unique field of constitutional and property law.
Trails Act Litigation
Cases & Briefs
The owners of land adjacent to a former railroad line converted to a hiking trail under the rails-to-trails program will have another chance to pursue takings claims after the Federal Circuit said the government failed to prove that the landowners didn’t own the...
True North represents Miami, Florida landowners whose property the Federal government took under the federal Trails Act. The federal Trails Act imposes a new easement for public recreation and a future possible railroad across landowners’ property. The United States...
In a unanimous panel opinion, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in our favor that a property owner is qualified to testify at trial regarding the value of her property, including severance damages, when a natural gas pipeline company took her property by eminent...
Thor Hearne Interviewed by Sarasota ABC 7 News about Sarasota County’s Demand that Landowners Remove “Encroachments” from the Legacy Trail Right-of-Way. Thor Hearne was interviewed by a reporter for Sarasota ABC 7 News about Sarasota County’s recent demand letter sent...
True North Law is responding to notices sent by Sarasota County to hundreds of Sarasota landowners. Sarasota County’s notices demand that landowners remove all “encroachments,” which include swimming pools, sheds, septic and drainage fields, patios, and other...
On November 6, 2019, True North Law filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of property rights organizations and a prominent legal scholar in support of Georgia landowners whose land was taken by the federal government for...
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!”