Eminent Domain Lawyer in Jacksonville, FL
Birchfield & Humphrey, PA
Litigation, Business Law, Practice
Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1964, W.O. Birchfield brings over four decades of experience in eminent domain to the firm from representing private property owners to serving as special counsel for the Florida Department of Transportation and Jacksonville Transportation Authority. Mr. Birchfield’s practice areas include eminent domain, land use, mediation and government relations. He and Bruce Humphrey formed Birchfield & Humphrey, P.A. in 2004.
He has served as Chairman of the University of Florida Law Center Association and has been active in many local civic organizations. He served four years in the Florida House of Representatives, eight years as a member of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and four years as a member of the Jacksonville Port Authority. He has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America for the past ten years.
Bruce B. Humphrey
Subsequent to his graduation with a B.S. in Real Estate from Florida State University in 1986, Bruce B. Humphrey was a commercial real estate appraiser in Orlando for 10 years and graduated from Stetson University’s College of Law in December 1998. Since his admission to the Florida Bar in April 1999, Mr. Humphrey practiced with Brigham Moore, LLP, becoming a partner in 2003. He joined W.O. Birchfield in 2004 when they formed Birchfield & Humphrey P.A. He continues to be a Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified general appraiser. He is a member of the Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee, the Jacksonville Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
His experience includes the representation of property owners in a variety of complex condemnation issues involving takings, severance damages and business damages. Mr. Humphrey has tried eminent domain cases in state court in Duval, St. Johns, Pasco and Lake counties, and has represented clients in the Florida counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Washington, Leon, Gilchrist, Putnam, Nassau, Clay, Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Highlands, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Lee, Martin, Palm Beach, and Dade.
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