Stephen J. Clarke

Stephen J. Clarke: Attorney with Waldo & Lyle, P.C.
  • Partner at Waldo & Lyle, P.C.
  • 301 West Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Steve loves competition, whether it is in the courtroom defending property owners from overreaching governments, or just in the backyard with friends swinging a mallet at a croquet ball.

He and his wife lead a community group at their Norfolk church, teach Sunday School, and volunteer with the youth group.

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Attorney, The Law Firm of Waldo & Lyle

Steve’s practice is limited to representing property owners in eminent domain proceedings and defending private property rights.

Professional Activities:

- Co-author (along with Mark D. Savin), Lost Visibility and the Right to Exclude: How Merrill’s Sine Qua Non of Property Compels Just Compensation in Takings Cases, 3 Brigham-Kanner Prop. Rights Conf. J. 71 (2014)

- Senior Notes Editor, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal Volume 14

- Member, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Conference Professional Development Conference Committee, 2009

- Author, The Effect of Probability of Rezoning on Valuation in Just Compensation Proceedings, The Fee Simple, Vol. XX1X, No. 2, May 2009

- Co-author (along with Joseph T. Waldo), Preventing a Down Real Estate Market from Affecting Valuation in Condemnation Case, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Vol. 26, No. 4, July 2010

Professional Memberships:

- Virginia State Bar

- Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association

- Young Lawyers Section Steering Committee Member, 2010-present

- I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court

- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Civic Involvement:

- Member and Volunteer Youth Group Leader, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Va

I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Eminent Domain

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757-301-4504  Phone
757-622-5812  Phone
757-622-5815  Fax
University Attended:
Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 2003
Law School Attended:
College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 2006
Year of First Admission:
2006, Virginia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
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