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.

We Make the News

City Must Pay Up

On May 25, 2017, The Virginian-Pilot and WAVY 10 reported on Waldo & Lyle’s success in forcing the City of Virginia Beach to pay the relocation expenses of a dentist displaced by a road widening. The case set a precedent that will protect small businesses. Follow the recent coverage. Dr. Allan Bergano retained Waldo &…

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Boardwalk Battle

On May 24, 2017, WAVY-10 spotlighted Waldo & Lyle’s role in resisting the efforts of a prominent Virginia Beach developer and the City of Virginia Beach to take the expansive beachside lawn of Oceans Condominium for a boardwalk extension. Oceans Condominium retained Waldo & Lyle to remind the City of Virginia Beach that it is…

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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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