Eminent Domain - Client Testimonials


I wanted to express my appreciation to you for the work you have done on my behalf. I could not be more pleased with the outcome and that is largely due to your insight and professionalism.     

John Curtis
Belmont Ridge Self Storage



I’ve found that being tenacious and thorough go hand in hand and you sir have exemplified both. From putting the right players on the field to developing the plays that work against the defense, you played it like a successful head coach. The “score board” proves it.

Donald J. Kerr
Vice President
Chantilly Crushed Stone/ Loudoun Quarries

You and Kevin are the greatest people and lawyers we have had the pleasure to do business with. We are still wondering how you did the great job for us.

Russ and Heidi Calloway, Mountain Valley Pipeline Landowners


Thank you again for all of your assistance and guidance regarding the eminent domain issues in our case. I know you’re the best at this on the legal side but I think we found the practical business advice just as valuable.

Noah Mehrkam,  Arcland Property Company


Brenda and I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the outstanding job you and Kevin did in handling our eminent domain case regarding our service station on Rt. 1 in Ft. Belvoir. Not only was your entire team professional and enthusiastic, you guided us thru a complex situation. 

This case was extremely important to us and we could not have been more pleased with the results. We would highly recommend you and your firm to anyone involved with an eminent domain situation.

Terry and Brenda Shreve, Shreve Oil Company


My legal matter involved the taking of a property worth more than $10 million by a well-financed and powerful government entity.  I knew that I had to hire a law firm that was not afraid to go toe to toe with the government entity and fight for my rights. Not only did Paul  Terpak successfully handle my case, he showed passion in defending my rights.   I wholeheartedly recommend Paul Terpak to anyone dealing with eminent domain issues.  You can't find a better attorney than Paul Terpak for eminent domain cases .

Ram Guru
Milestone Metals


Paul was recommended to me as the recognized condemnation expert in the area. As our advocate, he efficiently managed our defense and maximized our compensation. Through the process, it became obvious to me that Paul’s skill and reputation was the key factor to the timely and cost-effective resolution of the matter.

Mike Gill
Development Manager


It is with great satisfaction that I write to you upon the successful culmination of a seven year legal battle between Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and a gigantic, multi-billion dollar corporation. There is absolutely no doubt that our success was a direct result of having the benefit of the best law firm and, more importantly the best lawyer, leading the charge. Paul Terpak's performance was nothing short of brilliant... The other side was represented in the courtroom by more than a dozen attorneys and aides from a major law firm--we had two... By the end of the day, I was absolutely certain we had made the right decision in proceeding with the case and hiring Blankingship & Keith to carry our sword. Paul's performance in the courtroom was astonishing. He was genuine, articulate, intelligent, controlled and forceful when needed, and he overwhelmed the courtroom.

Todd Hafner
Director of Planning and Development
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority


Paul, it was quite a wild and unusual ride watching the VDOT/BF Saul case unfold, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world. You and Hugo did a great job, and we want to thank you once again for your wonderful work. You are certainly a gifted litigator, and we would not hesitate to call upon you again in the future.

Mary Beth Avedesian
Vice President, Acquisitions & Development
Saul Centers, Inc.


Now that the case has concluded I wanted to write you and tell you how impressed I was with your handling of our case. You brought in the best-of-the-best as far as experts are concerned and you did a magnificent job of organizing and directing their activities. I have no doubt that the end result, which was quite favorable, was a result of your hard work and focus. It was a real pleasure having the chance to work with you on this case and I could not be happier with the representation you provided.

Richard R. Saunders, Jr.
Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White


We are all delighted with the outcome. As the one sitting in the courtroom, I was impressed throughout the trial by your skilled handling of the issues, and your ability to connect with the jury on those issues. This was certainly not an "open and shut" case, and I believe that all of your and Laurie Kirkland's hard work really won the day for us. Many thanks!

Carolyn C. Olshaker
Clemente Development Company, Inc.


I want you to know how impressed I was with your courtroom performance this week. I feel like I took a 3 day class on what a lawyer should be doing inside the courtroom to best represent his clients interest.I just want you to know your skills will not be forgotten. Thanks and happy holidays.

Patrick S. Burke
The Dean & Burke Group


I wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work on this case. Everyone is very pleased with the results of the Sheraton Premier case.

Allison Navitskas
Vice President/Associate General Counsel
FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated


I chose Paul to represent my clients in Virginia Power line cases because of his skill, ability and demeanor and his excellent reputation for expertise in Eminent Domain law.

Henry C. "Hank" Day
Former Town Attorney
Warrenton, Virginia


Hugo, my level of appreciation for your competence rises with each experience. I am truly grateful for your intense interest on my behalf and am equally grateful to Paul Terpak who you can be rightfully proud of for his diligence, tenacity and for out-maneuvering our opponent at several points.

Scott C. Humphrey, A.S.A.
R. L. Kane, Inc.


Paul, I just wanted to congratulate you for the great result on the Spring Hill Road litigation. It exceeded the client's expectations and the client believes the matter was handled extremely well. Keep up the good work!

Kenneth Ingram
Rotonda Condominium Unit - Owners Association


Paul Terpak is very aggressive and extraordinarily competent.

Ray Schupp
Schupp Development Companies


Paul, you sure know how to make a general counsel look good to her boss. Mr. Van Metre is delighted with me, even though I try to keep telling him it was your excellent work which achieved the result.

Patricia McQuillen
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
The Van Metre Companies