Protecting Public Interests

When the government action is destroying or damaging waterways, we are not afraid to take action to preserve Tennessee's natural resources and the environment for generations to come.

Determining whether there is a case and controversy between parties can be complex in light of public interest litigation. At The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., we help litigate matters in the public interest to obtain:

  • Access to improved environmental conditions
  • Quality of life protections
  • Protecting the people's rights to waterways and other natural resources
  • Open records and open meeting litigation
  • Declaratory and injunctive relief
  • Constitutionality of state measures and statutes

The state often defends itself with indicating the matter is not a judicable controversy, or that the Eleventh Amendment protects the state from having to consent to a lawsuit at all.

Sometimes matters can take years to resolve. At The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., we have the resources and experience necessary to see these types of matters through to a successful resolution.

Our lawyers take steps to minimize costs and move your case forward. Depending on your individual situation, we may recommend mediation, arbitration or a judicial settlement conference instead of a trial.

Whether negotiating for a settlement or preparing for complex litigation, our experienced lawyers are not afraid to challenge the government and enforce taxpayers' rights.

We Help Protect Your Right To Fair Compensation For Your Land

Under certain circumstances, the government can take your privately owned property for public use in a process called eminent domain. Alternatively, in inverse condemnation, the government may impose so many regulations on your property that you can no longer use it purposefully.

The state may want to build a road, school, add power lines, sidewalks or hospital on part of your property. In some cases, construction for a very profitable project may also be allowed to be built on your property; the private developer may claim that their project will improve the economy.

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects your right to compensation for your property if the government is going to condemn it through the eminent domain or inverse condemnation. In either case, the government must pay the owner just compensation, but these proceedings are rarely fair and the property owner is almost never offered the true property value.

The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., is an unyielding advocate of residential and commercial property owners who face eminent domain or inverse condemnation. Our real estate litigation attorneys protect your rights when the government acts outside the scope of its authority.

We can help with determining the actual fair market value of your property, or to combat the process so you can keep your land.

To learn about your rights in eminent domain and inverse condemnation proceedings, call The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., at 865-888-5472.

Our Firm Demands Constitutional Justice

At The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys advocate for the rights of property owners. Residential and commercial property owners continue to face unjust condemnation of their real property and unfair prices that do not reflect the fair market value of their properties.

The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., helps you fight eminent domain of your property in the Tennessee courts. Depending on your case, our attorneys may seek reversal of the condemnation or pursue greater compensation than the government has offered you.

Our attorneys demand the justice guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Let Us Know What Is Going On

Protect your property from unfair and unconstitutional government taking. Call The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., in Knoxville at 865-888-5472 or email us for a free consultation and case analysis.