Jim Helinger Jr. and Tobyn DeYoung have over 70 years of combined experience in the field of eminent domain and related property rights matters. 

We are both “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating possible in both legal ability and ethical standards, and are both Life Members of the Million Dollar and Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum (the top trial lawyers in America).  We are also the authors of Chapter 7, Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, and are perennially recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the field of eminent domain

We are devoted exclusively to the protection of property rights, representing property and business owners in eminent domain and property rights cases.   We personally represent each client in every aspect of his or her case.  No facet of your case is delegated to a younger, less experienced attorney. 

In considering an attorney or law firm, experience and results are important.  Please take a moment and review our recent trials and settlements, as well as our overall track record setting forth actual results we have obtained in our Eminent Domain cases.  

Contact us today: Office (727) 327-1675; Tobyn DeYoung direct (727) 327-1675


Jim Helinger Jr. has over 45 years of experience of eminent domain and property rights experience which include seven years of condemning property for Pinellas County and the Florida Department of Transportation.  

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With more than 30 years experience, Tobyn DeYoung is a former real estate appraiser who worked exclusively on eminent domain cases, and a former Assistant Attorney General who worked in the Bureau of Eminent Domain representing the Florida Department of Transportation.  

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