Elizabeth Valadez has over 20 years of litigation experience and specializes in the areas of eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and real estate. Ms. Valadez litigates cases to informal resolution or trial and provides legal counsel to public agencies about the planning stages of the acquisition process for public projects.
Ms. Valadez has litigated (or is litigating) eminent domain cases for the acquisition of property rights on behalf of a wide variety of public agencies, including cases on behalf of OCTA for the $1.9 billion I-405 Project between State Route 73 and Interstate 605, the $503 million SR 55 Project between the I-405 and I-5 interchanges, and 7 Railroad Grade Separation Projects throughout Orange County.
Ms. Valadez is a member of the American Bar Association and the California State Bar Association, having been admitted to practice in all courts of the State of California. Ms. Valadez has been admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
- The representation of a public entity in an eminent domain proceeding involving a multi-million dollar, multi-tenant retail center where the primary component in dispute was the issue of severance damages
- The representation of a public entity in an eminent domain proceeding involving a multi-million dollar vehicle auction operation involving complex real estate, loss of business goodwill and severance damages issues
- The representation of a public entity in an eminent domain proceeding that involved a uniquely structured business asserting complex legal theories and claiming significant loss of business goodwill
- The representation of public entities in inverse condemnation proceedings from the pleading to the discovery stages of litigation
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 2001)
- St. Thomas More Law Honor Society (Member 1999 – 2001)
- Loyola Law School Entertainment Law Review Journal (Member 2000; Editor 2001)
- California State University, Fullerton (B.A., 1998)