Rails to Trails

Meghan represents landowners throughout the United States pursuing takings claims against the federal government. One of her primary focuses is representing land owners in what is commonly referred to as rails to trails takings. Meghan litigates 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. Her goal is to obtain compensation from the government for the taking of their land for the public recreational trail. Meghan focuses on both proving the taking has occurred as well as establishing the value of the property that was taken. Her national work for landowners includes representing land owners coast-to-coast, including 11 states.

In securing judgments for clients after trial and pre-trial settlements, Meghan has secured multi-million dollar awards for these landowners. She also has significant experience representing landowners in The United States Court of Appeals.

Meghan represents clients in this area of law through contingency fee arrangements, which allow our clients to prosecute their claims without paying attorney fees upfront. Attorney fees are paid only if a favorable outcome is achieved.

Rail-Trail Conversions