Kelly Walsh helps property owners defend themselves against the government in eminent domain (also known as condemnation) cases. Drawing on more than 16 years of experience as a litigator, Kelly helps her clients seek fair compensation for property taken by the government. She also helps landowners with pre-condemnation planning and can assist with guiding them through the process of relocating their business or home.
An experienced trial lawyer, Kelly also represents commercial landlords, construction contractors and other business owners faced with litigation. Whether it is assisting a commercial landlord with evicting a problem tenant or helping a construction contractor with filing and foreclosing liens, Kelly approaches every problem with a can-do attitude.
Broad experience with condemnation law
Kelly helps landowners from all walks of life navigate the waters of eminent domain, inverse condemnation, regulatory takings and other issues impacting private property rights in Oregon and Washington. Her clients include small business owners, large corporations, developers, ranchers, homeowners, condominium owners and homeowners’ associations.
Taking the high road … most of the time
In a profession built on adversarial proceedings, Kelly believes that you don’t have to be a bull in a china shop to get things done. In fact, most of the time, being the bull is not to the client’s benefit. Kelly’s clients know that she frequently advises them to take the high road—that is, until the circumstances dictate that the high road is not appropriate. In those cases, Kelly will always vigorously defend her client in the sword fight.
Willamette University College of Law
Juris Doctor degree (1999)
Montana State University
Bachelor of Science degree (1993)
Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts
United States District Court, Oregon District
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
United States District Court, Western District of Washington