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Louisiana Eminent Domain

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The fact that you're here says you want to become more educated on eminent domain in the state of Louisiana before making any possible mistakes. We're glad you are here. Although the eminent domain process is complicated, we've provided the details you need to know about eminent domain in Louisiana, your rights as a property owner, and hiring an eminent domain attorney.

Louisiana Eminent Domain Process

In the state of Louisiana, the eminent domain process can only be stopped if the proposed taking does not meet the requirements for public purpose or public necessity. If you have determined that the proposed taking does meet these requirements, then you should learn more about the Louisiana eminent domain process. Remember, even if the government has the right to condemn your property, they cannot dictate the price they are willing to pay; compensation is determined by the highest and best use laws for your property.

Learn more about the Louisiana Eminent Domain Process

Louisiana Property Owner Rights

If you think the proposed taking does not meet the requirement for public purpose or public necessity, then continue reading to learn more about your property rights in the state of Louisiana.


Since the landmark case of Kelo v. City of New London in 2005, many states have taken measures to help curb eminent domain abuse. The Castle Coalition, a nationwide grassroots property activism project by the Institute for Justice, released a comprehensive report in 2006 that graded each state based on eminent domain legislative changes which expand and protect property rights.


Did you know that the Castle Coalition gave Louisiana a B when it comes to property owners' protection against eminent domain?

Learn more about why Louisiana was given a B grading and Louisiana Property Rights

Attorney Fee Recovery and Hiring an Attorney

The eminent domain process in the state of Louisiana is complicated, and if you are threatened with eminent domain, you should seek the advice of an eminent domain attorney in Louisiana to help guide you through the process.

Many states have passed legislation mandating that attorney's fees be paid by the condemning authority in eminent domain cases if certain criteria are met. These statutes ensure that property owners receive just compensation for their losses.

Learn more about Attorney Fee Recovery and Hiring an Attorney


If you live in Louisiana and have been threatened with eminent domain, also known as condemnation, please contact us for a free case evaluation.



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