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Emily L. Madueno

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

Murphy & Evertz, LLP
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 550
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-277-1700
Fax: 714-277-1777
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Eminent Domain, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

A partner at Murphy & Evertz since January 2013, Emily L. Madueno focuses her practice largely on eminent domain matters. From the firm's office in Costa Mesa, California, she provides representation to both landowners and government agencies throughout Orange County and other parts of the state in condemnations and partial and full takings. In one case, she represented the owner of a citrus and avocado grove in a partial taking action involving the California Department of Transportation. Ms. Madueno was able to obtain a settlement that was approximately four times the agency's original offer. In another, she obtained a pretrial settlement for the owner of a commercial parcel that was nearly double the amount that had been offered by the Riverside County Transportation Commission.

In addition to eminent domain, Ms. Madueno provides advice and counsel on environmental disputes and other land use litigation matters. Her clients have included the San Gabriel Valley Water Company and Riverside County. She is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to her practice areas to groups such as the International Right of Way Association.

In 2004, Ms. Madueno received a Bachelor of Arts in political science summa cum laude from California State University, Northridge. She went on to attend Loyola Law School and obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2007. While in law school, Ms. Madueno served on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and clerked for the Los Angeles office of an international law firm. She joined her current firm in 2010 as an associate. Admitted to practice in California, Ms. Madueno is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Eminent Domain
  • 0%Real Estate: Business

Selections

7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

About Emily L. Madueno

First Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.murphyevertz.com/legal-professional/emily-l-madue...

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Caltrans v. Javad N. Sani, M.D., & Parvin Nahvi, M.D.
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission v. Ostlund
  • Sun Pacific Farming adv. Caltrans
  • People of the State of California, by and through the Department of Transportation v. Altmans, et al.
  • People of the State of California, by and through the Department of Transportation v. estminster Lodging, Inc.
  • City of Lake Forest v. Alexander S. Rados, Trustee 
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission v. Charlie R. Webb, Rosina G. Webb, et al.
  • Nyenhuis Family Investments, LLC v. County of San Bernardino
  • Fresno Unified School District v. International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, et al. 
  • San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District v. Mentone Citrus Growers
  • San Bernardino County Transportation Commission v. Arrowhead Central Credit Union
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission v. 2410 Wardlow Property, LLC
  • Bay City Partners LLC v. City of Seal Beach, et al.
  • Target Corporation v. L.A. County Sanitation District No. 2
  • People of the State of California, by and through the Department of Transportation v. Renfroe, et al.
  • Bay City Partners LLC adv. City of Seal Beach

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author, "City of Corona v. Liston Brick Co. of Corona:  Keep Your Incompetent Evidence Out Of the Courtroom!" - Murphy & Evertz E-Alert - August 23, 2012
  • Co-Author, “City of Livermore v. Baca:  Groucho Marx and Severance Damages” - Murphy & Evertz E‑Alert - May 24, 2012
  • “Owner’s Silence in the Face of Lender’s Withdrawal of the Deposit Does Not Equal Waiver of Owner’s Claims and Defenses” - Murphy & Evertz E-Alert - December 1, 2011
  • “Can Having A Plan Qualify As Bad Planning? Public Agency Proves It Lacks A ‘Plan,’ and Dodges Precondemnation Damages Liability, Despite Its Acquisition Program” - Murphy & Evertz E-Alert - April 26, 2011
  • “Is That Your Final Offer? Agencies Beware A Final Offer Amounting to Less Than 60% Of The Compensation Awarded” - Murphy & Evertz E-Alert - December 3, 2010
  • “Inverse Condemnation:  Does A Buyer’s Prior Knowledge Mean No Recovery?” - Murphy & Evertz E‑Alert - May 14, 2010
  • Co-Author, Condemnation chapter in Ground Lease Practice (Continuing Education of the Bar, 2d ed. 2009)
  • “An Oral Contract Worth More Than the Paper It’s Not Written On? Lack of a Written Lease Not Fatal to a Tenant’s Claim for Lost Business Goodwill” - Legal e-Update - June 25, 2009
  • “Ready . . . Fire . . . Aim!:  California Appeals Court Rejects Vague and Overbroad Resolutions of Necessity” - San Diego Daily Transcript - May 1, 2009
  • “California Appeals Court Holds City Liable for ‘Temporary’ Development Ban” - Legal e-Update - October 8, 2008
  • “Don’t Let the Door Hit You on Your Way Out:  Federal Court Door Closed to Inverse Condemnation Actions Against the State” - Legal e-Update - April 25, 2008
  • “Proper Dates of Value in Eminent Domain:  The Waters Get Less Muddy - California Supreme Court Orders RV Communities Depublished” - Legal e-Update - March 21, 2008
  • “Temporary Severance Damages Only to Compensate for Actual Damages” - Legal e-Update - March 7, 2008
  • “County’s Alleged Breach of Contract Does Not Equal Condemnation” - Legal e-Update - February 25, 2008
  • “The Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause:  Public Use and Private Use; Unfortunately, There Is No Difference,” 40 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 809 (2007)
  • Speaker, “Interim Business Losses,” IRWA Chapter 1 Annual Valuation Seminar, Montebello, CA (April, 2015)
  • Speaker, “How Fast Food Restaurants are Impacted by Public Projects,” Chapter 57 Education Seminar and Casino Night Fundraiser, Corona, CA (October 17, 2014)
  • Speaker, “Surplus Property Disposition: How to Win the Game for Your Agency . . . And Stay Out of Jail,” 2011 IRWA Annual International Education Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (June, 2011)
  • Speaker, "Square Pegs, Round Holes, Easy Targets: Valuing Special Use Property In Eminent Domain," Appraisal Institute Spring Litigation Conference, Woodside, CA (May 26, 2011)
  • Speaker, “2019: Two Visions of the Next Ten Years in Eminent Domain and Public Acquisitions,” IRWA Chapter 57 Education Seminar and Casino Night Fundraiser, Corona, CA (October 16, 2009)
  • Speaker, “Clear, Simple, and Wrong? The Rules on Environmental Contamination in Eminent Domain,” IRWA Chapter 57 Meeting, Riverside, CA (October 7, 2009)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Bar Admission - U.S. District Court, S. Dist. Cal.
  • Bar Admission - CA
  • Bar Admission - U.S. District Court, C. Dist. Cal.

Educational Background

  • B.A., Political Science, California State University, Northridge, summa cum laude, 2004

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Los Angeles magazine’s Southern California Super Lawyers edition, Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2020
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Los Angeles magazine’s Southern California Super Lawyers edition, Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2019
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Los Angeles magazine’s Southern California Super Lawyers edition, Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2018
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Los Angeles magazine’s Southern California Super Lawyers edition, Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2017
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Los Angeles magazine’s Southern California Super Lawyers edition, Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2016
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Los Angeles magazine’s Southern California Super Lawyers edition, Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California Real Property Journal Editorial Board, Executive Editor, 2020
  • California Real Property Journal Editorial Board, Issue Editor, 2021
  • Member, Orange County Federalist Society Lawyers, 2007 to present
  • Secretary, International Right-of-Way Association, Chapter 57 (Inland Empire), 2014
  • United States District Court Southern District of California
  • Member, International Right-of-Way Association, Chapter 67 (Orange County), 2007 to present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2007 to present
  • President-Elect, International Right-of-Way Association, Chapter 57 (Inland Empire), 2016
  • President, International Right-of-Way Association, Chapter 57 (Inland Empire), 2017
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2007 to present
  • Treasurer, International Right-of-Way Association, Chapter 57 (Inland Empire), 2015
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Office Location for Emily L. Madueno

650 Town Center Drive
Suite 550
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-277-1700

Fax: 714-277-1777

Last Updated: 1/7/2021

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