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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Broken VDOT Promises

UPDATE: Judge makes VDOT keep its word A Mathews County judge has ordered VDOT to keep its promise to end a “nightmare” parking problem it created for a property owner. WAVY-10 originally reported on the dispute and covered its conclusion. https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/beach-battle-verdict-limits-parking-on-gwynn-s-island/1325873085     What good is the word of the Commonwealth of Virginia? Not very…

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Stopping the spewing

HALIFAX COUNTY, July 2019 — For 10 years, sewage from South Boston regularly overflowed across five acres of Steve Salley’s land just north of town. Salley complained repeatedly to the Halifax County Service Authority about its malfunctioning sewer line running across his property. The Authority sent out a crew to spread lime to decontaminate the land.…

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Owners Counsel Elects Baker

February 4, 2018 Waldo & Lyle is pleased to announce the election of Joshua E. Baker as Virginia’s Representative for Owners Counsel of America, an exclusive national organization of eminent domain attorneys.   Baker, who has practiced for 12 years with Waldo & Lyle, has been named as the Virginia member of the Owners Counsel…

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