In 1950, E.F.P. Brigham became a pioneer in the field of eminent domain/condemnation when property that he owned in Miami was condemned by Dade County. Brigham argued that Florida’s constitutional guarantee of “full compensation” required reimbursement of an owner’s costs in eminent domain proceedings to be paid by the condemning authority so that the owner would be made whole. The issue was ultimately decided by the Florida Supreme Court in the landmark decision of Dade County v. Brigham which determined that Florida’s state constitution requires condemning authorities to reimburse owner’s costs in eminent domain proceedings under color of state law.
In 1960, E.F.P.’s son, Toby Prince Brigham, founded a firm devoted to exclusively defending owners in eminent domain and property rights cases. The law firm eventually became Florida’s oldest and largest law firm providing eminent domain/condemnation representation for private owners affected by government takings and intrusive land use regulations. The rich tradition of Brigham Moore LLP at its zenith expanded to five offices across the state with 21 lawyers defending property rights throughout Florida.
In 2012, Andrew Prince Brigham, following more than twenty years of law practice of his own with Brigham Moore LLP, is founding a new law firm that is respectful of such heritage and devoted to representing property and business owners in matters of eminent domain, property rights, or real estate litigation/consultation. He, along with a team of trained professionals, continues with a statewide practice solely devoted to representing private owners, not the government. The name of this new firm is Brigham Property Rights Law Firm PLLC.
What our Clients are saying
Phillip and Josefina Scharf Clay County v. Scharf
When it comes to property rights in Florida, the government entity taking your property never considers anything but the land value and you have to have a lawyer to bring up other value and Andrew Brigham is the best.
Harry Francis FDOT v. Estuary Corp.
Andrew Brigham represented our interests very effectively and professionally. We were very pleased with the process and the outcome.