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Fixel & Willis

Fixel & Willis
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • 211 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
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About our Tallahassee, FL: office

Fixel & Willis represents Florida property owners and businesses impacted by eminent domain - condemnation. It is one of only a handful of Florida firms to restrict its practice to eminent domain - condemnation, and that is a key distinguishing strength of Fixel & Willis.

Over the span of four decades, Fixel & Willis attorneys have handled in excess of 2,000 impacted parcels for property owners and affected businesses.

Fixel & Willis's wealth of experience has included the representation of a variety of property owners and businesses whose property is sought to be acquired by condemning authorities.

Firm clients have included owners of all types of property. Examples of firm clients' property uses include: agricultural tracts, apartment complexes, billboards, car dealerships, concrete block and ready mix plants, churches, condominiums, convenience stores, development tracts, fast food stores, financial institutions, groves, homeowners' associations, industrial plants, insurance agencies, lumber operations, medical facilities, mobile home parks, mobile homes sales centers, motels, office buildings, petroleum marketers, plant nurseries, recycling plants, repair shops, retail stores, restaurants, service stations, shopping centers, single family residences, subdivisions, telecommunications facilities, and vacant land.

Fixel & Willis has represented these clients throughout Florida. Lawyers from Fixel & Willis have handled eminent domain - condemnation cases in nearly every Florida county, including: Alachua, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, DeSoto, Duval, Escambia, Flager, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.

In these counties, Fixel & Willis has represented clients whose property has been acquired by numerous condemning authorities, including cities, counties, school boards, utility companies, expressway authorities, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the federal government.

For affected parcels handled by Fixel & Willis, the client will be the decision maker. Fixel & Willis's role will be to use its decades of eminent domain experience to analyze, advise, recommend, and advocate for the client.

Fixel & Willis's objective is to obtain the most desirable result for each client. That may mean obtaining non-monetary solutions, such as preventing the taking from occurring, the alteration of construction plans to preserve suitable access, modifying rights of way, and restoring adequate drainage facilities.

In addition to exploring non-monetary solutions, Fixel & Willis's objective is to obtain full compensation for each client.

Full compensation includes:

- The value of the property taken;

- Damages to remainder property; and

- Where applicable, business damages.

Without an experienced eminent domain team, like the one at Fixel & Willis, property owners and affected businesses can easily fall victim to common pitfalls created by condemning authorities' plans. As just one example, most serious and permanent harmful impacts to remaining property will not be revealed or noticed until the public project is built and completed. These harmful impacts can include unfavorable drainage consequences, driveway connection problems, and detrimental changes in elevation between the roadway and a property.

If these harmful impacts to remaining property are not taken into account before settlement, it is unlikely that the condemning authority will ever acknowledge, adequately address, or pay for these damages.

Fully taking into account harmful impacts to remaining property and businesses is one place where Fixel & Willis, together with its team of experienced eminent domain experts and consultants, can assist the property owner or affected business.

One final and important objective of Fixel & Willis is to secure for its clients a written enforceable right to claim additional damages in the event the condemning authority builds something different than it has represented it plans to build. Securing this right ensures that Fixel & Willis's clients' interests are protected after a resolution is reached.

Office Details

Contact Information:
(850) 681-1800  Phone
(800) 848-7535  Phone - Toll Free
(850) 681-1800  Phone
(800) 848-7535  Phone - Toll Free
850-681-9017  Fax
850-681-9017  Fax
Mailing Address:
211 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Clients
    REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Condemnees: Allen Morris Co.; Franklin Carriage Gate Shopping Center, Ltd.; Killearn Homeowners Association; State Farm Insurance; Burger King Corp.; Nick Nicholas Ford, Inc.; Tropical Ford; McKenzie Motor Company; Eddie Accardi Motor Company; Express Lane; Weaver Oil Co.; United Fuel Corp.; Island Food Stores; G.W. Hunter, Inc.; Rainey Cawthon Distributors, Inc.; Ven-Cap Investment Corp.; Outer Circle Master Trust; Capital Agriculture Property Services, Inc.; Suntrust Bank; United Southern Bank; Regions Bank; Central Florida Electrical Worker's Club; CSX Transportation, Inc.; Western-Southern Life Insurance; Palm Harbor Homes, Inc.; Hardee's Restaurants; McKenzie Tank Lines; Cemex, Inc.; Tilden Groves Holding Co.; The Lewis Bear Co. and Bear Marcus Pointe, LLC; Smyth Lumber Co. Condemnors: Collier County Board of County Commissioners.
    Representative Clients: The Lewis Bear Co. and Bear Marcus Pointe, LLC; Cemex, Inc.; Sun Trust Bank; Allen Morris Co.; Capital Agriculture Property Services, Inc.; CSX Transportation, Inc.; Island Food Stores; Rainey Cawthorn Distributors, Inc.; Hardee's Restaurants; Palm Harbor Homes, Inc.
    Office Hours:
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

    Areas of Practice (2)

    Specific Areas of Practice for our Tallahassee office:

    • Eminent Domain In Florida
    • Federal Practice

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    Peer Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0

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    Client Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
    • 100% (2 recommendations)
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    • Value for Money

    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for Joe W. Fixel on 08/17/17 in Eminent Domain.

      It was a long 8 year battle with the FDOT, but we settled July 2017. Mr. Fixel and his staff were there when we needed them either to answer questions or get an update. We would recommend them, but hope we never have to deal with FDOT again.

      It was a long 8 year battle with the FDOT, but we settled July 2017. Mr. Fixel and his staff were there when we needed them either to answer questions or get an update. We would recommend them, but hope we never have to deal with FDOT again. Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for Craig B. Willis on 07/22/13 in General Practice.


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      211 South Gadsden Street
      Tallahassee, FL 32301

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