After gaining experience in the role of government’s trial counsel as Chief Civil Counsel for the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney, Frank A. Ray later represented private landowners when government — federal, state, and local — or public utilities sought to acquire or acquired their real estate for a public project. During his years as a trial lawyer in private practice, Frank prevailed in a number of jury trials representing private landowners in eminent domain disputes. In 2012, as trial counsel for an owner of industrial property acquired for a highway improvement project in Cleveland, Mr. Ray coordinated and orchestrated a multi-million dollar settlement involving approximately twenty parties in interest. Other parties’ counsel and the trial judge for this case have publicly referred to this litigation as one of the most complex cases in the history of Ohio eminent domain litigation.
Drawing on his experience in the trial and negotiation of eminent domain cases, Mr. Ray offers insight and guidance to government, utility and energy companies, and landowners to help to resolve disputed land appropriation lawsuits by mediation.
When you need a mediator to work to achieve settlement of an eminent domain case, reach out to Frank Ray of Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A. at 614-223-2121 or contact us online.