The founder of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, Joe Waldo has practiced law since graduating from William & Mary Law School. He obtained his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1998, he founded Waldo & Lyle, P.C., the only law firm in Virginia exclusively dedicated to representing property owners in eminent domain proceedings. He has tried over one hundred cases on behalf of property owners facing the exercise of the power of eminent domain. He lectures, writes and frequently makes appearances to advocate for the defense of individual property rights, drawing the connection to individual liberty and human dignity.