Experienced Eminent Domain Attorneys

Joshua D. Hansen and Jessica O. Wilkie, formerly of Hansen Law Firm, PLLC, and T. Cooper Howell of the Howell Law Firm, PA, have joined forces to form Hansen, Howell & Wilkie, PLLC, a Raleigh-based law firm focusing on eminent domain work statewide. We serve landowners from the mountains to the sea, striving to protect the rights of those whose property is being taken by the government or other entities. With W. Brian Howell as counsel, Hansen Howell has more than seventy-five years of combined experience in eminent domain/condemnation matters. If your property is being taken by the North Carolina Department of Transportation – or anyone else – please give us a call. We can help. This is what we do.

In addition to our statewide condemnation law practice, Hansen Howell represents individuals, families, and small businesses in a wide variety of transactional and civil litigation matters. Please view our practice areas for more information. Our goal is to provide personalized and affordable legal services to the people of North Carolina.

Eminent Domain & Condemnation

The attorneys at Hansen Law Firm, PLLC represent land owners and business owners across North Carolina whose properties are being taken by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Environmental Law & Toxic Torts

We represent individuals, businesses, local governments and municipalities, community groups and advocacy groups throughout Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the surround NC areas in environmental matters and litigation.

Real Estate Law & Litigation

We regularly handle transactions for properties located in Wake, Durham, Chatham, Johnston, Orange and surrounding counties.


We at Hansen Law Firm understand the grief, anger and anxiety that accompany a great loss or injury, and are always sympathetic to our clients’ feelings.