Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014
The law firm of Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog is pleased to announce that George Autry, an attorney in the firm's Land Condemnation and Eminent Domain Law group, has been elected to a three-year term to the Board of Directors of the Owners' Counsel of America. The Owners' Counsel of America is a national network of condemnation and eminent domain lawyers that represent the interests of property owners in all aspects of eminent domain and condemnation law proceedings. In addition, George Autry also serves as North Carolina's sole representative to the Owners' Counsel of America.
In regards to appointing Mr. Autry, the Executive Director of the Owners' Counsel of America, Cathy Newman, stated, "George Autry's dedication to property rights and successful track record as a leading eminent domain attorney representing landowners in condemnation proceedings across North Carolina sets him apart from other eminent domain lawyers around the state." George Autry's successful track record as a condemnation and eminent domain lawyer includes dozens of million and multi-million dollar judgments and settlements in favor of property owners.
According to Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog, Since 2000, Mr. Autry has represented property owners seeking just compensation for the condemnation or eminent domain taking of their property in North Carolina. Mr. Autry's reputation as a skilled negotiator, combined with his willingness to litigate contentious matters, means that he is frequently able to maximize the compensation his clients receive in eminent domain and condemnation proceedings. Mr. Autry's representative matters as an eminent domain lawyer include a $2.5 million settlement in compensation for the taking of less than an acre of land. This settlement represented an increase of more than $2.2 million from the State's initial offer of $291,000.
The Owners' Counsel of America also noted Mr. Autry's dedication as an eminent domain lawyer to educating property owners regarding property rights and eminent domain. In particular, Mr. Autry is a sought-after lecturer and writer in the areas of eminent domain and condemnation law. Recent topics include the condemnation process and the process for valuation of condemned or taken property. In addition to his membership in national, state and local bar associations, George Autry was also the Chairman of the Land Condemnation Specialty Committee of the North Carolina State Bar.
The law firm of Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog is a mid-size law firm with offices in Charlotte, Wilmington, and Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to land condemnation and eminent domain law, the firm's practice areas include, insurance defense, worker' compensation, intellectual property, employment law, family law, and products liability law. The Land Condemnation and Eminent Domain Law Group within the firm is comprised of lawyers that solely represent property owners whose property rights are impacted by eminent domain or land condemnation.