Expertise: The firm's attorneys practice exclusively eminent domain law. They are eminent domain specialists. Unlike some firms where eminent domain is only one of several practice areas, the firm's attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of eminent domain cases and are the only law firm in California to put their name behind their eminent domain specialty.
Stature: The firm's attorneys have been involved in some of the most high profile projects in the state, and have served as guest speakers on the topic of eminent domain in local, statewide, national and even international conferences. The firm's managing partner, A.J. Hazarabedian, authored the "California Eminent Domain Handbook," and has been a featured speaker on regional and national news broadcasts on the topic of eminent domain, including CNN Headline News and Fox News Channel. Martindale-Hubbell recognizes California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC as an AV® Rated law firm, the highest rating available in both legal ability and ethics. Both of the firm's principals have been named either to Southern California Super Lawyers® or Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars® in the field of eminent domain, a distinction reserved for attorneys rated by their peers as being within the top 5% of attorneys in their field.
Experience: The firm's attorneys' breadth of experience is second to none. They have successfully handled eminent domain cases for property owners, business owners and public agencies covering a vast spectrum of properties, ranging from residential and commercial to industrial and vacant land to special use properties. Likewise, they have handled a wide range of businesses including retail stores, service businesses, manufacturing, food processing and high technology businesses, and even such unusual businesses as dance clubs, bowling alleys, golf courses and churches. These properties and businesses have ranged from a few thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars, and cover the spectrum from sole proprietorships to publicly traded companies. The firm's broad experience enables its attorneys to evaluate each case in an informed way to achieve maximum compensation.
Service and Communication: The attorneys at California Eminent Domain Law Group recognize that they are a service business, and are committed to providing the highest quality legal service to their clients. This means returning phone calls in a timely manner, keeping clients apprised of status, and actively pursuing their clients' interests at all times. They are firm believers that cases should not languish, and that clients should not be left wondering whether anything is happening on their case. They recognize that a client's property or business is one of the client's most important assets - if not the most important asset - and they treat it and you accordingly.
Preparation and Attention To Detail: The firm's attorneys recognize and appreciate that every case, every property and every business is different. They spend the time necessary and appropriate to learn the details about our clients' properties and businesses. With a deep understanding of what is special about each property and business, they can achieve maximum compensation.
Clients: The firm's client list ranges from single property owners and single location small businesses to multi-national publicly traded corporations, and includes such notables as Sears Roebuck & Co., University of Southern California, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, Inc., Apffel's Coffee Company, Los Angeles Unified School District, California School Boards Association, Hampton Lumber Company, and myriad others. As a testament to the firm's level of expertise and professionalism, they are often hired by other attorneys to handle eminent domain matters in which they or their family and friends are personally involved.
Results: The firm's ultimate goal, of course, is to obtain maximum compensation for their clients, and do so in a timely manner. They meet this goal with an extraordinarily high success rate, achieving often dramatic results for their clients. Their success is a direct result of their attorneys' experience, skill and commitment, and their resolve to pursue their clients' cases as far as necessary to achieve maximum compensation.
About Our Clients
- Sears Roebuck & Co.
- University of Southern California
- Leggett & Platt
- Hampton Lumber Company
- Jeweler's Security Products, Inc.
- PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, Inc.
- Apffel's Coffee Company
- Los Angeles Unified School District
- California School Boards Association
- Orange County Flood Control District
- City of Pomona
- City of Pico Rivera
- Oxnard Union High School District
Firm Practice Areas
- Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law