FAQ About Retaining An Attorney
At Century Law Group, LLP, we represent clients in Los Angeles, San Diego, Northern California, Texas and across the state in a full range of eminent domain matters. If you are considering hiring a lawyer for your eminent domain dispute, here are a few questions you may have:
Why do I need an attorney?
Eminent domain proceedings can be a confusing and emotional experience. If you don’t know your full rights, you may not get the full value for your property. Many people’s real property or business is their most valuable asset, and oftentimes they are not aware of the amount and type of compensation they are entitled. By hiring a law firm with eminent domain experience, you can relieve stress and rest assured that someone with eminent domain knowledge is fighting to get your entitled compensation.
When should I get an attorney?
You can choose to retain an attorney as early in the process as you would like. An attorney can help as early as when you receive the initial offer from the government. It is important to remember that once you are served with a complaint, you have 30 days to respond. An attorney can help you respond to this complaint so long as you have retained him or her in a timely fashion.
How do I choose an attorney? There are so many!
Eminent domain proceedings are public knowledge. When an area has been marked for condemnation, it is common for law firms to solicit business in that area. When picking a firm, it is important to select one who has the knowledge, experience and dedication to handle your case. Many firms may dabble in eminent domain practice without truly being knowledgeable of the full compensation you are entitled to. Be sure to choose a firm who dedicates a substantial area of its practice to eminent domain matters.
Why is Century Law Group, LLP the right law firm for me?
Century Law Group, LLP is comprised of knowledgeable, experienced attorneys who are dedicated to helping eminent domain clients. We have been retained by clients with greatly varying eminent domain needs, whereby we have been able to assist them in getting the compensation they are entitled to for their condemned property.
We are also able to settle many of our eminent domain cases without dragging out a long trial, saving our clients time and stress.
And finally, we typically work on a contingency fee basis (a percentage of the difference between the final amount paid and the original offer from the government), meaning that if we can’t get you more money for your property, you owe us nothing! That is how sure we are that we can help you.