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Kenneth A. Jones

Senior Counsel
2400 First Street Suite 300
Fort Myers, FL 33901
kjones@hahnlaw.com 239.337.6722

Summary

Kenneth A. Jones has more than 40 years of experience practicing eminent domain, condemnation and property rights law. Ken has handled hundreds of eminent domain cases on behalf of individual and business property owners throughout Florida. He represents business and property owners in eminent domain cases filed by government entities including the State of Florida Department of Transportation, counties, municipalities and utilities. When necessary, Ken counsels clients through litigation stemming from eminent domain issues.

While Ken has seen hundreds of eminent domain and property rights cases throughout his practice, he has always maintained a focus on ensuring property owners are justly compensated for their land after it is taken by the government. He understands the disruptive impact eminent domain proceedings can have on his clients and works with appraisers, construction personnel, traffic engineers, land planners, economists and other experts to ensure that his clients receive proper compensation for what is likely one of their largest investments.

In addition to representing property owners, Ken has experience representing utility companies acquiring easements for installation and maintenance of utility systems. Ken has also represented municipalities and government entities in eminent domain cases, including the City of Sanibel, Lee County, and the Florida Department of Transportation.

Ken frequently writes and lectures on eminent domain issues impacting Florida property owners. He is an active member of the Association of Eminent Domain Professionals and The Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee.

Credentials

Education

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 1975

 

Florida Atlantic University, B.S., 1972

Community Involvement

Downtown Management Corporation, Board of Directors, 1996-2004

 

Fort Myers Downtown Redevelopment Agency, Vice Chairman, 1991-2004

 

Downtown Entertainment District Committee, Chairman, 1993-97

 

City of Fort Myers Planning Board, Member and Chairman, 1988-91

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2010-20

 

Florida Super Lawyers®, Eminent Domain, 2011-13

 

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions

State of Florida

 

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Memberships & Affiliations

The Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee, Member

 

Association of Eminent Domain Professionals, Member

 

Lee County Bar Association, Committee Co-Chair

 

Phi Delta Phi International, Member