Here’s what some of our clients have said about their experience with The Nicholls & Crampton Eminent Domain Practice:


“I had such a positive experience with Steven Newton. He was very professional, yet easy to talk to. He took the time to answer all of my questions in detail. He made sure that I was well informed of the whole process and what to expect. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.”
— Susan C.

“ ‘Eminent Domain’ can be a scary prospect for land owners. Yet John led us through the entire negotiation with great success! From the quickly arranged but very thorough initial consultation, throughout the entire process, John was always present, professional, and personal in his advocacy for our interests. We enthusiastically recommend him!”
— Don G.

“My wife and I are thankful we decided to hire Steven and John to represent us. They took the time to explain the process and options we had, and helped set us at ease during the uncertain process of dealing with local government attempting to use eminent domain. My wife and I were nervous and frustrated when we first got the notice, and after spending time with Steven and John, we had an action plan. John even came out to visit our property to get a better understanding of our situation and how they could best position our case with our town. I highly recommend working with them, as they are responsive, knowledgeable, and overall good guys.”
— Dennis & Erika K.

“Emmett is an experienced and devoted land lawyer who goes above and beyond what any client might expect. We were very impressed with the quality of her representation as well as how much she genuinely cared about us and the human side of the equation. Her interest in us as ordinary people was a most pleasant surprise.”
Frank, property owner

“Emmett Boney Haywood is the best example I know of a lawyer who is a true champion for her client. Her vast experience and pure common sense makes her the best advocate a client could wish for.”
– Nina, business owner

“The Pantry has used Emmett to protect our interests in numerous condemnation cases over the past ten years and we are very pleased to have her represent us. We believe Emmett’s unique experience in working both for and against the Department of Transportation and her tenacious drive provide us with the best advantage to reach a favorable settlement and the increased award in condemnation cases.”
– Bob, convenience store corporation representative

“In retail, real estate is everything and the right location can make or break a business. However, the down side of owning prime real estate occurs when an area develops and road work is needed, but that work adversely impacts your business. After eight years of managing retail assets, I’ve found Emmett Haywood to be the best eminent domain/condemnation lawyer around. Her expertise and caring nature are invaluable. Her results are unmatched, with average gains of more than double the initial compensation offering. Plus, she only gets paid if she delivers results, which she always does.”
– Rebecca, national convenience store corporation representative

“When you go to court for a condemnation case you will want Emmett Haywood on your side. She is at the top of her game as far as condemnation law, but just as importantly, my jury liked her and her colleagues respect her. I have to say that the success of my case was because of Mrs. Haywood and her top-notch staff.”
– Sandra, residential property owner

“Emmett made our lives so much easier when it came to dealing with the Department of Transportation. We took comfort in knowing that she knew what she was doing and that she would work hard to ensure that we would be treated fairly.”
– Helen, property owner

“We have been clients of Emmett’s for many years. She has been a great person to work with, both professionally and personally. We always know that she will give it her all and will take care of our needs.”
– Andy, real estate developer