Archive for Eminent Domain

Thomson Walker Ranked Nationally and Regionally by Best Lawyers in America

Thomson Walker, LLC is proud to announce that the firm was given a national ranking by Best Law Firms, landing in Tier 2 of the Land Use & Zoning Law category. The firm was also ranked regionally (Kansas City, Missouri) within Tier 2 of the following categories:
Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Land Use & Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

Spencer Thomson and Kristin Walker were also awarded individual honors by Best Lawyers in America for 2018.

Thomson Walker Ranked in 2016 Best Law Firms

Thomson Walker has once again been named as a Tier 2 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and The Best Lawyers. This is the third year Thomson Walker has been honored to be included on the Best Law Firm list for the Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri area. Thomson Walker is included in the Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law categories.

Spencer Thomson Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for the Tenth Consecutive Year

Spencer Thomson has been selected by his peers to be included in the 22nd edition (2016 edition) of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law. Spencer has been included in Best Lawyers for the past 10 years.

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Spencer Thomson recognized in 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America (2015)

Spencer Thomson has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for the seventh consecutive year. Thomson has been included by Best Lawyers under the following practice areas in its 21st edition of the ranking in 2015: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law. Thomson has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 2007.

City of Mission Woods Drops Eminent Domain Proceeding

Spencer Thomson of Thomson Walker, LLC successfully represented the ground tenant of the commercial building at 1968 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Mission Woods, Kansas in its efforts against the town’s eminent domain proceedings. Mission Woods decided not to pursue its condemnation of the building at the current time.

For additional details and story background, please visit the Kansas City Star article: Mission Woods drops condemnation effort at 1968 Shawnee Mission Parkway

Thomson Walker Fights Eminent Domain in Mission Woods, Kansas

Thomson Walker has been engaged by the owners of an office building in Mission Woods, Kansas to fight an eminent domain proceeding that would condemn the building on Shawnee Mission Parkway. As one of only two attorneys in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area to be recognized by Best Lawyers for Eminent Domain Law, Spencer Thomson is well-versed to represent the building owner who denies that the building is unfit.

For a summary of the history and eminent domain proceedings, see The Prairie Village Post article “Mission Woods holds off on using eminent domain to acquire Shawnee Mission Parkway Building”