Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

The NAME in Eminent Domain

Firm Overview

Since 1998, Waldo & Lyle has represented farmers, home owners, churches, small business owners, and Fortune 500 companies in eminent domain matters throughout Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. We are the only law firm in Virginia dedicated exclusively to representing property owners facing a taking by eminent domain. We have never represented the government or a condemning agency, and we never will. Waldo & Lyle is committed to protecting its clients from eminent domain abuse and to ensuring that their constitutional right to just compensation is fully protected.

Main Office

Main Office
301 W Freemason St
Norfolk VA 23510

Phone

(757) 622-5812

Joseph T. Waldo, Partner and President

Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

One of Joe's most fulfilling accomplishments came on the high seas, not inside the walls of the courtroom. A lifelong goal was to step foot on every continent, to sail on every ocean and to cross the Arctic and Antarctic circles. It took a long time, but Joe finally checked that item off his bucket list. Even better, he did it with his daughter and son. Closer to home, Joe devotes his spare time and talents to the defense of animal welfare causes, to The William & Mary Law School, and to the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Joe's practice is limited to representing property owners in eminent domain proceedings and defending private property rights throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Joshua E. Baker, Partner

Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

One of Josh's claims to whimsical fame is being remembered at Hillsdale College as the the streakiest 3-point shooter in intramural basketball history. Josh loved basketball, even though he did not have the size and speed to dominate. Yet, he learned to succeed by becoming a specialist, to put points on the board when his team badly needed a boost. Today Josh's focus isn't on draining 20-footers. But he remains a specialist, exclusively in the practice of eminent domain law and exclusively for private property owners. He has two specialties now: ensuring that his clients and all Virginians through his efforts at reform of condemnation laws receive just compensation when their property is taken. At home, he and his wife enjoy cooking together and are focused on raising their young daughter, which has left far less time for cooking. Of special interest is the work of the Alzheimer's Association.

Josh's practice is limited to representing property owners in eminent domain proceedings and defending private property rights throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Stephen J. Clarke

Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

Steve loves competition, whether it is in the courtroom defending property owners from overreaching governments, or just in the backyard with friends swinging a mallet at a croquet ball. And when nightfall comes, he indulges that passion by scheming up strategies to defeat those same friends and family members in popular Medieval themed board games like Settlers of Catan. Home life, in Steve's young family, is lot more peaceful but hectic. He and his wife lead a community group at their Norfolk church, teach Sunday School, and volunteer with the youth group.

Steve's practice is limited to representing property
owners in eminent domain proceedings and
defending private property rights.

Brian G. Kunze

Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

Starting at age four, year-round soccer was Brian's life. He wasn't the fastest or most talented player on the field. But he learned how to excel by out working and out thinking his opponents. Until a leg injury sidelined him, those traits carried him pretty far, a college scholarship and a place on the Olympic development team. Brian now applies the lessons he learned the hard way on soccer fields across the country to the courtroom on behalf of his clients. Away from the office, Brian and his wife dote on their two rescue dogs and devote time and talent to several rescue programs.

Brian's practice is limited to representing property
owners in eminent domain proceedings and
defending private property rights.

Russell Terman, Associate

Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

Russell Terman represents landowners in eminent domain matters including condemnation, inverse condemnation and relocation. He has represented clients from individual homeowners to major corporations in disputes with localities, state governments, and large utility and natural gas companies.

Blake Willis

Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

Blake A. Willis has recently joined the firm of Waldo & Lyle. He is a May 2018 graduate from William & Mary Law School and brings to the the firm his experience as a law clerk at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Administrative Law Judges and as a Judicial Extern working with The Honorable Gary A. Mills, 7th Judicial Circuit of Virginia.