SPA's expertise in property valuation has been pivotal in the resolution of several globally renowned eminent domain cases. The following cases outlined below provide examples of the cases we have worked on. Please note that many of our projects are ongoing and confidentiality precludes us sharing further details.

San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) v. Schmidt et al.

Defendants presented Orell Anderson, an experienced real estate appraiser for mining purposes, who concluded that the highest and best use of the property was aggregate mining after applying four tests and consulting with other experts, and using the discounted cash flow method, he determined the "before condition" value, the value of the "part taken", severance damages, and a total just compensation, which was largely agreed upon by the jury.

San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E)  v. Schmidt et al.

Transmission Line Corridor

Chino Hills, California First U.S. diminution in value study of the impact of a proposed subterranean transmission line corridor on residential values.

Transmission Line Corridor

Moorhead Economic Development Authority v. Anda, MN

2010 eminent domain case of the year involving the taking of post remediated, environmentally contaminated property. Retain as rebuttal witness by the property owner.


Examined the part-take damages caused to Disneyland as a result of a freeway widening project.

Getty Museum

Determined the diminution in value, if any, to a neighboring property nearby the newly constructed Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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