Rails to Trails Cases in the Court of Federal Claims


On February 23, 2024, Lewis Rice member Meghan S. Largent will participate as a panelist at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. This panel will also feature Hon. Armando O. Bonilla, Brian Herman and Danaya Wright with a focus on the Court of Federal Claims (CFC) procedures and the evolving laws of rail-trail cases.

Click the link below to register. 3.0 CLE hours will be awarded to attendees.

Lewis Rice's federal takings attorneys represent landowners throughout the United States pursuing takings claims against the federal government. One primary focus of the group is representing landowners in what is commonly referred to as rails to trails takings. Attorneys in this group litigate cases in the United States Court of Federal Claims on behalf of those whose property was taken by the federal government pursuant to the National Trails System Act, which authorizes abandoned railroad lines to be converted to public parks. The goal is to obtain compensation from the government for the taking of their land for the public recreational trail.