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Keenya T. Justice



Keenya T. Justice - Eminent Domain AttorneyKeenya T. Justice
Eminent Domain Attorney


Eminent domain cases are like puzzles. I gather all of the property-specific facts and relevant law and begin to see how the pieces fit together to maximize my clients’ compensation and achieve their goals. With more than a decade of experience in eminent domain and a background in finance and economics, I understand what my clients are up against when the government is taking their property.

I understand how taking just a sliver of land can impact the value of the owner’s remaining property. Understanding what my clients are facing means that I comprehend their circumstances, their goals and I know how to best to help them. I offer skilled representation that allows me to navigate efficiently and effectively through the condemnation process, and I do my best to reduce the impact it has on individuals, business owners, churches, and nonprofit organizations.

A Keen Understanding Of The People And The Land Condemnation Process

Beyond the legal issues and the process, it is important to know your adversary and the different people who play a part of the process from right-of-way agents who are the point of contact for property owners to lawyers in the Attorney General’s Office who represent the Department of Transportation (DOT). Over the course of my career, I have come to know all of the involved parties and they know my reputation for securing positive results for my client.

After 10 years of just doing eminent domain/condemnation cases, I know the DOT’s practices and policies as well as their politics and personnel. Because of that, I can often get things done in a more efficient manner than attorneys who do not regularly deal with the DOT and/or attorneys who charge by the hour because efficiency does not work in their favor. Also, knowing the statutes and case law and the DOT’s tactics makes me better able to anticipate what they will do and has earned The Justice Firm, LLC, a statewide reputation with the DOT.

Committed To Your Goals And Your Property Rights

Everyone’s property is important to them. No one should be able to take your property or diminish its value without properly compensating you. I am committed to protecting people when the government abuses its power of eminent domain.

Let me help you understand the eminent domain and the condemnation process. I can help you create the strongest case to protect your rights and secure the full value you deserve for your property.

To learn more about Keenya T. Justice’s background, follow the link below.

Eminent Domain Attorney Serving Charlotte And Throughout North Carolina

For legal representation from someone who understands what you are going through and who knows how to help you, turn to The Justice Firm, LLC. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 704-377-4747 or contact my office online.

The Justice Firm, LLC, works on a contingency fee basis. Our fee is one-third of the ADDITIONAL compensation we earn for you.


Areas of Practice

  • Eminent domain

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D.
  • North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Algeria
    • Major: Condemnation Appraising
  • The University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Minor: Economics
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Georgia State Bar
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Charlotte Women’s Bar
  • Washington D.C State Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
  • Urban Enterprise Corps, Executive Director
  • Leveraged Finance Sector, Investment banker




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Protecting People’s Property Against Government Takings

Focused On Helping Individuals And Business With Their Eminent Domain Issues

I am attorney Keenya T. Justice of The Justice Firm, LLC. I have more than a decade of experience focused exclusively on eminent domain issues in North Carolina, and I know how to help people when the government takes their private property for public use through the condemnation process.

I offer clients experienced and skillful assistance with eminent domain issues and the condemnation process, including matters involving:

Disputed appraisals — Too often the government bases the value of the property it is taking on noncomprehensive appraisal reports that leave property owners insufficiently compensated.

Abuse of eminent domain powers — Is the government abusing its power of eminent domain? I can help you protect your property rights.

Valuation of commercial and residential property — For business owners who are facing property loss through condemnation, it is essential that the appraisal include all aspects that make a property valuable to a business owner.

The condemnation process — My extensive experience can help you understand the condemnation process, and it allows me to create the most effective strategy for securing full compensation for you. I have authored the only North Carolina Real Estate Commission approved class on eminent domain and the condemnation process, which has taught thousands of North Carolina real estate agents.

Partial vs. total taking — Not all government takings of property are “total takings.” The government may take only a portion of the property, but it can impact the remaining property. I can help you understand the impact of a partial taking and pursue the compensation you deserve for the property that was taken.

Inverse condemnation — Has the government taken or damaged the utility of your property but has neglected to pay you for it? Perhaps the government already has an easement on your property but has gone outside of its prescribed area or has used the easement for longer than it should have. I can help you take legal action to pursue compensation for an inverse condemnation claim; in such claims, the government pays your attorney’s fees.

Properties subject to deed of trust/mortgage — If your property is subject to a deed of trust or mortgage, when the government takes part of it, what it is also taking is part of your lender’s collateral for the loan you received. I will fight on your behalf to keep as much of the compensation as possible in your pocket as opposed your lender’s.

Property managers and homeowner’s associations (HOAs) — When part of a strip mall or a community’s common area property is taken due to eminent domain and condemnation, I can help you take the right steps to maximize your compensation so your properties can be restored.

Companies with the power to condemn property — It is not just the government that has the power to take private property for public use. Some companies such as Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas also have this power, and they can also condemn property. I am well-versed in dealing with these types of condemnation cases.

Temporary construction easements — Although the area within a temporary construction easement reverts back to the property owner when construction is completed, they can last for several years. Temporary construction easements can disrupt business operations and possibly the value of your property depending on where the temporary construction easement is located on your property.

Eminent Domain Attorney Serving Charlotte And Throughout North Carolina

When the government is attempting to take your property, turn to The Justice Firm, LLC, for experienced and skilled legal representation to help protect your rights. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 704-377-4747.

The Justice Firm, LLC, works on a contingency fee basis. Our fee is one-third of the ADDITIONAL compensation we earn for you.