Lauren E. Ryan
Lauren E. Ryan is a member of Ryan & Ryan Law, LLC and concentrates exclusively on representing private property owners affected by eminent domain matters in Illinois. She handles all manner of eminent domain cases from smaller partial takings to acquisitions that result in multi-million dollar just compensation awards for her clients. Lauren has experience with eminent domain cases at the trial, appellate, and Illinois Supreme Court level. Her common-sense approach to litigation results in creative and cost-saving solutions for her clients that maximize the just compensation they receive.
Outside of the courtroom, Lauren advises clients on the sale of their property to government entities in lieu of condemnation and handles all aspects of those acquisitions from negotiations to drafting contracts and conveyance documents to closing. She also counsels clients on a wide range of matters related to government takings, including relocation benefits, lease amendments, zoning relief, and easement agreements.
Lauren is an Affiliate Member of the Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA), a national organization comprised of experienced eminent domain trial lawyers in each represented state defending private property owners against local and state governments, transportation departments, and any other government agency armed with the power of eminent domain. She also has contributed to and lectured on eminent domain topics at eminent domain conferences throughout the country.