About Waldo & Lyle

Since 1998, Waldo & Lyle has represented farmers, home owners, churches, small business owners, and Fortune 500 companies in eminent domain matters throughout Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. We are the only law firm in Virginia dedicated exclusively to representing property owners facing a taking by eminent domain. We have never represented the government or a condemning agency, and we never will. Waldo & Lyle is committed to protecting its clients from eminent domain abuse and to ensuring that their constitutional right to just compensation is fully protected.

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Pipeline vote of confidence

December 1, 2017 The biggest eminent domain story in Virginia concerns the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Dominion, the utility building it, will use its condemnation powers to acquire a ribbon of land running hundreds of miles through Virginia from West Virginia to North Carolina. One stretch collides with the secluded mountainside Wintergreen Resort community. A thousand…

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End Run Quashed

On April 25, 2017, the front page of the Roanoke Times reported on the way Waldo & Lyle blocked the City of Roanoke from pressuring Walker Foundry to surrender land for a greenway that threatens to shut down the plant. Walker Foundry retained Waldo & Lyle when the City of Roanoke threatened to take a…

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