Attorney Michael F. Faherty leads Faherty Law Firm in the advocacy of property rights in providing eminent domain law services to Pennsylvania property owners. He provides legal representation to property owners. He provides legal representation to property owners in conjunction with his service as the only Pennsylvania representative to the Owners’ Counsel of America. The Owners’ Counsel is the national association of leading eminent domain attorneys and property rights advocates. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Owners’ Counsel of America.
Mike’s practice location in Hershey in central Pennsylvania facilitates his statewide practice of eminent domain law. He began his practice of eminent domain law in 1989 as a condemnation lawyer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He quickly obtained decisive jury victories and became the lead eminent domain attorney for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
He began the private practice of law in 1992 at a large Philadelphia law firm. He later returned to central Pennsylvania and served as President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. He then developed a Harrisburg litigation law firm before founding Faherty Law Firm. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, each of the three Federal District Courts in Pennsylvania and in the United States Court of Appeals – Third Circuit.
During the past few years Mike has obtained eminent domain settlements and decisions which total over 10 million dollars for Pennsylvania property owners.
Mike regularly lectures on eminent domain law. His eminent domain/property rights practice has recently focused on the rights of property owners threatened by pipelines. He is a contributing author of the Pipeline Safety Trust publication Landowners Guide to Pipelines. He recently authored the chapter Eminent Domain Litigation in the Lexisnexis practice guide Pennsylvania Real Estate Litigation. Mike represents property owners threatened by eminent domain abuse by condemnors asserting the needs of property rights for pipelines, transportation, power lines, airports and other property uses.