A leading eminent domain law firm in Illinois, the law firm of Ryan and Ryan defends the rights of private property to ensure just compensation. The philosophy of Ryan and Ryan is to defend the right of property ownership. Our philosophy is based upon the clear pronouncement in the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1 Section 15 of the Illinois Constitution that private property shall not be taken for public use without the payment of just compensation. Ryan and Ryan believes the right to own, use, and enjoy private property is every individual’s inalienable right that should only be subject to the government’s power of eminent domain when absolutely necessary. To that end, we pledge to every property owner we represent to thoroughly investigate whether there is a way to stop the government from taking the private property and if not, to obtain the maximum amount of just compensation the owner is entitled to receive within the law. Ryan and Ryan is committed to defending the constitutional right of private property ownership whether the owner is a corporation, a local business, an investor, a homeowner, or a farmer.