Is It Wise to Have Local Counsel Handle Your Federal Taking?

If the government has claimed your property, it’s not an everyday legal matter. Federal takings law is a specialized area of the law handled only at the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC. 

A Takings Law Primer

When landowners, businesses, developers, water districts, agricultural water users, lease holders and others come face to face with a regulatory taking or inverse condemnation, it’s not always clear what their rights are vis-a-vis the government. Marzulla Law explains your options and your constitutional rights in our Takings Law Primer.

Court of Federal Claims Litigation

Marzulla Law, LLC has decades of experience handling cases before the Court of Federal Claims, a U.S. federal court with national jurisdiction that hears claims for damages arising from governmental actions in violation of the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, federal regulations, or a government contract.



Representing landowners, business interests, developers, water users, and more.


Contract Claims

We have an extensive history handling contract claims in the Court of Federal Claims.


Back Pay

Federal employees in agencies are entitled to bring suit in the Court of Federal Claims.


From environmental enforcement and litigation to complex regulatory matters, Marzulla Law has represented individuals, small businesses, corporations, and governmental bodies. We are experienced in litigating environmental issues in the Federal District Court and the Federal Court of Appeals and have handled cases involving every major federal environmental statute.


Environmental Regulatory

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Endangered Species Act


NEPA Strategy and Litigation


Environmental Enforcement

Marzulla Law, LLC

After years of significant experience at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., large national law firms, and non-profit, public interest litigation, in 1997, Roger Marzulla and Nancie Marzulla founded Marzulla Law LLC.  Their goal was to offer the highest quality litigation services to individuals, combined with personalized service only a small firm can provide.  Today Marzulla Law operates to accomplish this mission–representing an array of landowners and business entities in takings litigation, breach of trust litigation, and contract claims in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Given their broad backgrounds in environmental law, the Marzullas also represent clients in environmental challenges brought in federal district court for such issues as NEPA, wetlands, and the Endangered Species Act.

As a boutique firm, Marzulla Law provides clients with personal attention, bringing to bear decades of experience to provide clients with the highest quality legal representation available in firms of any size. The Marzullas are frequent speakers and commentators on legal issues including takings, Court of Federal Claims litigation, and environmental litigation. Marzulla Law attorneys are also often brought in or consulted by other lawyers for their extensive expertise and litigation support in Court of Federal Claims cases.

Marzulla Law is proud to have been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers as a top tier firm in environmental litigation and listed in Super Lawyers.  Marzulla Law is also an active participant in the INBLF, a network of national boutique and large international firms.

I hope you are successful with this case and that you achieve justice and compensation for the dealers who lost so much in this fiasco. The story has never really been told with the chilling details of the events that unfolded with the bankruptcy of Chrysler. Everyone would be very surprised by the manner in which this was handled. Hardly a day goes by with me trying to understand the presidents comment about an equality of sacrifice. Thank you for you and your associates efforts to make this right.

Jim Koehler, President

Scotia Motors, Inc.

Why Choose Marzulla Law?

We’re devoted to accomplishing your legal objectives. As a boutique law firm, when you hire us, you can be confident that we will work directly for you in achieving your litigation objectives. We also work in close partnership with referring law firms, general counsels, and local counsel to handle large, complex litigation.

Practice Areas

Marzulla Law has decades of experience litigating in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, federal district courts, and federal courts of appeal, including the Federal Circuit and D.C. Circuit.

Claims in the Court of Federal Claims

  • Takings Claims
  • Contract Claims
  • Breach of Trust Claims

Environmental Litigation

  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Administrative Procedures Act (APA/CWA/Wetlands)

The Boutique Firm Experience​

When you choose a boutique law firm like Marzulla Law, you can be confident that we’ll put our clients first. We strive to deliver the highest quality legal services to any client we represent. When you work with us, our first priority is to listen to you, understand your objectives, and to understand your desired outcome.

Leadership and Commitment

Nancie and Roger Marzulla have been recognized by their peers in Best Lawyers® for environmental litigation and were named in the Washington Post list of Top Attorneys in Washington, DC and Baltimore. Our decades of experience, our commitment to our clients, and our experience in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims are just a few reasons most of our cases come from referrals. Learn more about Marzulla Law »

Contact Us

At Marzulla Law, LLC, we provide our clients with an exceptional level of service and believe a collaborative, attorney-client relationship is essential to success. Please call us at 202-822-6760 or complete the form on the Contact Us page to arrange a consultation.

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