Darius W. Dynkowski
Darius W. Dynkowski is a partner with Michigan-based Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski. He joined the firm shortly after graduating from law school in 1996 and has focused his practice on defending landowners throughout the country since then. His experience includes eminent domain, inverse condemnation and property rights litigation in both state and federal courts, where he has obtained several awards exceeding the original offer by at least $1 million.
A frequent lecturer and author, Darius speaks on topics relating to condemnation and property valuation and his articles have appeared in scholarly and trade publications. He has been recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers for his accomplishments in the field of eminent domain law. In addition to his professional practice, he has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Law School since 2002 and Michigan State University College of Law since 2009.
Darius currently holds the position of Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Land Use and Environmental Group and has served on the Michigan State Board of Real Estate Appraisers, which provides licensure to state licensed and state certified real estate appraisers and real estate valuation specialists. He was re-appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to sit a second term from June 2009 to June 2013.
- American Law Institute: Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, “Divide and Conquer: The Applicability of the Subdivision Valuation Method in Eminent Domain Proceedings,” January 25, 2013, Miami Beach, FL.
- American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, “The Rezoning Standard and Highest Best Use Analysis: A National Change” January 26, 2012, San Diego, CA.
Published Articles and Papers
A selection of Darius’s most recent published works are listed below. To view a complete list of his written work, please visit here.
- Co-author with Alan T. Ackerman, Protect Your Domain From Eminent Danger, Used Car Dealer Magazine, February 2012.
- Co-author with Alan T. Ackerman, Chopping Centers? Commercial property owners can minimize the disruptions and financial headaches of costly land seizures, Shopping Center Business, March 2011.
- Co-author with Alan T. Ackerman, The Federal Process in Gas Storage Condemnation Litigation, The Federal Lawyer, January 2011.
- Co-author with Alan T. Ackerman, Do Judicial Challenges to Takings Still Exist?, Michigan Real Property Review, Summer, 2010.
Bar Memberships and Admissions
- American Bar Association
- Michigan Bar Association
- Chair, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Land Use and Environmental Group
- Adjunct Professor, University of Detroit Law School, since 2002
- Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University College of Law, since 2009
- Board Member, Owners’ Counsel of America, 2014-2017