Frederick S. Werdine

Frederick S. Werdine


Tampa, FL

Fred S. Werdine’s practice focuses exclusively in the areas of eminent domain, condemnation, inverse condemnation and property rights.

With more than 25 years of experience, Fred has represented property and business owners throughout the state of Florida when the government has sought to take their property.

For a sample list of cases that Fred has handled as lead counsel, click here.

The majority of Fred’s work is representing property and business owners when their land is taken for road widenings. However, he also has experience representing owners when their land is taken for underground gas pipelines and high voltage electrical transmission towers and lines.

He has served as lead counsel for Bank of America and has represented numerous convenience stores, gas stations, fast food and other restaurants, along with other commercial, industrial and apartment complex owners. In addition he has represented home owner associations, owners of large vacant property as well as individual homeowners

Fred has lectured and authored numerous articles on eminent domain, including co-authoring a chapter in the Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure Manual published by the Florida Bar.

He has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s® Peer Review Ratings.

Some of Fred's recent representations include:

Bank of America, SR 7 (US 441) Broward Co., Fla.,
Offer: $2,087,000
Award: $3,570,000

BexleyFamily, SR 589 Pasco Co., Fla.,
Offer: $1,714,150
Award: $4,100,000 

Breazeale, SR 54 Pasco Co., Fla.,
Offer: $1,268,500
Award: $3,818,700 

Checkers Restaurant, SR 574 (Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd), Hillsborough Co., Fla.,
Offer: $818,200
Award: $1,125,000

Doctor’s Walk-In Clinic, U.S. 19, Pinellas Co., Fla.
Offer: $0
Award: $835,200

Lykes Bros., Natural Gas Pipeline – Easement – Highlands County
Offer: $745,750
Award: $1,700,000 

Racetrac Petroleum, SR 54 Pasco County, Fla.
Offer: $2,882,000
Award: $3,350,000 

Sparky's Oil Co., SR 400 (I-4), Polk Co., Fla.
Offer: $0
Award: $1,300,000 

Tampa Palms Community Development, Natural Gas Pipeline – Easement – Hillsborough County
Offer: $25,346
Award: $400,000