Mr. Brigham represented famed horse trainer/breeder Elliot Fuentes (who discovered “Spend-A-Buck”) in a taking by the Florida Department of Transportation (“FDOT”) for both road widening and a mitigation area located on the frontage of his 100-acre horse farm on S.R. 54 in Tampa, FL.
At trial, Mr. Brigham successfully demonstrated how the highest and best use of the land taken was for mixed-use development (commercial/residential) as of the date of taking. The initial offer by FDOT was $190,000. Mr. Brigham obtained a jury verdict of $1,375,000.
Link: Article “State Owes Family $1.3 Million”
St. Petersburg Times – August 2002