Dedicated to defending property owners against the power of eminent domain.

Henry E. Howell, III

Phone: 757-446-9998

University of Virginia, B.A., History, 1977
University of Virginia, J.D., 1982

Henry Howell (“Hank”) is the founder and managing partner of The Eminent Domain Litigation Group. Hank has over 30 years of litigation experience in a wide array of practice areas, but has focused on eminent domain litigation for the past decade. During that time Hank has obtained several multi-million dollar condemnation awards and frequently argued before state and federal appellate courts. Hank is recognized as an authority in eminent domain law both in the state of Virginia and nationally, where he is a regular lecturer at eminent domain seminars and continuing legal education conferences. Hank has also written extensively and is the co-author of the Eminent Domain Chapter in The Virginia Lawyer.

All Virginia State Courts
Eastern District of Virginia
Western District of Virginia
4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Court of Claims

Reported Cases:
Ellis v. International Playtex, Inc., 745 F.2d 292 (4th Cir. 1984)
Norfolk Airport Authority v. Nordwall, 246 Va. 391, 436 S.E.2d 436 (1993)
Wright v. U.S., 816 F.Supp. 415 (E.D.VA. 1993)
Chesapeake Builders, Inc. v. Lee, 254 Va. 294, 492 S.E.2d 141 (1997)
Lilienthal v. City of Suffolk, 275 F.Supp.2d 684 (E.D.VA. 2003)
Cartwright v. Commonwealth Transp. Com’r of Virginia, 270 Va. 58, 613 S.E.2d 449 (2005)
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority v. C and C Real Estate, Inc., 272 Va. 2, 630 S.E.2d 505 (2006)
Commonwealth Transp. Com’r v. Target Corp., 274 Va. 341, 650 S.E.2d 92 (2007)
Byler v. Virginia Elec. and Power Co., 284 Va. 501, 731 S.E.2d 916 (2012)
Lynnhaven Dunes Condominium Association v. City of Virginia Beach, 284 Va. 661, 733 S.E.2d 911 (2012)