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Laura N. Camp

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Miami, FL
(800) 380-3338
lcamp@brighammoore.com


Ms. Camp has worked exclusively in the field of eminent domain law and protecting private property rights since joining Brigham Moore in 1995. She is a partner in the Miami office, with varied experience representing a wide range of property types. Ms. Camp’s experience includes representation of corporate clients, private home and business owners as well as large land owners, in property rights cases throughout the state of Florida. Since 2003, she has been the editor of the Lis Pendens Newsletter for the Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee of the Litigation section of the American Bar Association. Ms. Camp has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide 2007 & 2008, an “Up & Coming Legal Elite” in the field of eminent domain by Florida Trend Magazine, 2007 and was named in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Areas of Practice

Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation, Property Rights Litigation, Regulatory Takings

Prior Professional Experience
  • Represents property owners in acquisitions by the South Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Transportation, and numerous other condemning authorities.
  • Brigham Moore LLP, Partner 2002
Notable Cases
  • Member of the trial team representing the owner of an 820 acre citrus grove located just west of Wellington in Palm Beach County in 2000. The property was condemned by the federal government for construction of Stormwater Treatment Area 1-East for everglades restoration. The government’s initial offer to the property owner was approximately $6,065,000. After a three-week trial in federal court , the jury rendered a verdict in the amount of $ 22,700,000. United States of America v. 820 acres of land, John Kennelly
  • Represented the owner of 112.55 acre tract condemned by the South Florida Water Management District for construction of a reservoir in Weston, Florida. The District had offered the owner $2,200,000 for the property. In 2004, the parties reached a settlement whereby the owner recovered $19,000,000 for the property. South Florida Water Management District v. Investors Mortgage Funding.
  • South Florida Water Management District v. Lina Russo - Represented the owner of a 274 acre vegetable farm located in southwest Dade County. The South Florida Water Management District initially offered the owner $1,700,000 to acquire the property. The parties settled the case in 2005 for approximately $8.1 million.
Education
  • University of Florida (J.D., with honors, 1994)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., Dean’s List, 1990)
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association, Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee, 2003-present
  • American Bar Association, Editor of Lis Pendens, Newsletter of the Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee ,2003-present
  • The Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Committee
  • Broward and Dade County Bar Associations
  • Co-Editor of articles presented at the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges “Eminent Domain Seminar” (1995).
Honors
  • Named in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America® for 2008
  • Recognized in Florida Trend Magazine as an Up & Coming Legal Elite lawyer in the field of eminent domain - 2007
  • Top Lawyer in South Florida, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007 and 2008
  • Highest rating by Martindale - Hubbell for legal skill and professional ethics
Publications & Speeches
  • Panelist, “Fairness in Federal Condemnation”; American Law Institute - American Bar Association Committee of Continuing Professional Education - Eminent Domain and Land Value Litigation (2004)
  • Co-Author, “Attorney’s Fees in Eminent Domain,”
  • Florida Conference of Circuit Judges,” Eminent Domain Presentation (2004)
  • Lecturer, International Society of Arborculturists, People and Trees Seminar (2004)
  • Lecturer, “Sustainable Private Property Rights Under Florida Law”, Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (2003)
  • Co-Author, “Valuation of Property Taken in Progress of Development,” American Law Institute - American Bar Association Committee of Continuing Professional Education - Eminent Domain and Land Value Litigation (1996).
Interests
  • Football, Reading and Golf
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