Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is the power of the government to take private property for public use. Federal, state, and local governments, some quasi-public agencies, and some non-governmental organizations are authorized to use eminent domain law. Purdie & Metz attorneys have extensive experience representing both condemning authorities seeking to acquire private property for public use, as well as landowners who are seeking just compensation for land being acquired by eminent domain. At a time when populations continue to grow and infrastructure requires aggressive development, the eminent domain attorneys at Purdie & Metz are positioned to assist both condemning authorities and landowners affected by this expansion.

Family Law

Divorce and Family Law

Purdie & Metz has extensive experience in guiding clients through the difficult and emotional divorce process. We are equipped to handle all the challenges – from financial disputes to child custody. Our attorneys can help with the issues that arise in both simple and complicated divorces. As a third party, we give our clients sound, wise advice to ensure the best outcome for them.


business Litigation

At Purdie & Metz, our attorneys provide individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes targeted legal representation and personal service. Whether you are faced with a commercial, contractual, or personal dispute, we can tackle almost any business-related dispute in either state or federal court. We understand that the time, effort and expense of litigation is directly related to a company’s bottom line, and we work with each client to develop a course of action best suited to not only achieve cost-effective results, but also a successful outcome for the client.

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Wills and Probate

Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are disbursed upon death. An attorney who has experience in this area is crucial in assuring that the deceased’s estate is properly administered and assets are distributed correctly.

Commercial Real Estate

Purdie & Metz handles commercial real estate closings for both buyers and sellers, as well as handling 1031 exchange services through First American Exchange. We provide advice and counsel on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.

Workers' Compensation

Purdie & Metz attorneys are skilled at representing companies, businesses, insurance carriers and other entities in defense of Workers’ Compensation claims. We are prepared to handle issues dealing with subrogation, defenses, and appeals.



General Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Wills, Trusts, Estates
Labor and Employment
Appellate Practice
Family Law
Workers’ Compensation
Eminent Domain

Personal Injury
Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith Litigation
Healthcare Law
Environmental Law
Product and Personal Liability
Commercial Lending
Commercial Real Estate
Municipal Bonds