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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High Court 2nd Guesses Chesapeake

High Court 2nd Guesses Chesapeake March 28, 2020 CHESAPEAKE — The city’s decision to cripple a waterfront commercial project planned for Great Bridge has wound its way up to the Virginia Supreme Court. At issue is whether the city had the right to take away — without paying for it — one of the two…

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Turning the tables on VDOT

Turning the tables on VDOT March 28, 2020 MATHEWS COUNTY, VA. — It took five years, but a family-owned convenience store in the heart of Mathews County borrowed a page from VDOT’s condemnation playbook to save its business. By not giving up, Hyco Market owner Brian Lewis and his family drove up the cost of…

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Defending a good name

Feb. 2, 2020 CHESAPEAKE — Every year or two, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers warned the Peterson family against building new doctors’s offices on their commercial corner at the entrance to the Deep Creek Bridge. Every few years, the Petersons asked the same question and got the same assurances.  The Corps promised a fair…

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