Virginia Eminent Domain Attorney To Participate in Annual Property Rights Conference at William & Mary Law School

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Eminent domain attorney and Owners' Counsel of America Virginia representative, Joseph Waldo, will be moderating two panels at the 9th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia October 11-12, 2012.

[I]t is the only national event of its kind that brings judges, lawyers and academics together to explore new developments in the law that affect the private property rights of each and every American.

Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joseph T. Waldo, will take part in the Ninth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, October 11-12, 2012.

The Conference is renowned for its outstanding panel discussions assembling members of the bench, bar, and academia. Each year, the Conference awards the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to an individual whose work has advanced the cause of property rights and contributed to the overall awareness of the important role property rights occupy in the broader scheme of individual liberty. The Conference and Prize are named in recognition of Toby Prince Brigham and Gideon Kanner for their lifetime contributions to defending the right of private property ownership, their efforts to advance the constitutional protection of property, and their accomplishments in preserving the important role that private property plays in protecting individual and civil rights. The 2012 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize will be presented to James Krier, the Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law at The University of Michigan Law School.

“The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference is truly unique as it is the only national event of its kind that brings judges, lawyers and academics together to explore new developments in the law that affect the private property rights of each and every American,” said Waldo.

Mr. Waldo has been integral in the planning of the Conference since its inception in 2004 as a member of the Conference Coordinating Committee. During the 2012 Conference, he will serve as the Moderator of a panel focusing upon the judiciary’s role in shaping constitutional protections for property rights as well as a roundtable discussion concerning the significance of property rights in comparison to other fundamental rights.

Joseph Waldo is the President of Waldo & Lyle, P.C., a Norfolk-based law firm dedicated to protecting the private property rights of Virginia landowners. He is also the Virginia member of the Owners' Counsel of America, a national network of condemnation and property rights attorneys who focus upon the representation of property owners in eminent domain litigation. Mr. Waldo is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell® and is named in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America®. His achievements have been recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law” and by Law & Politics as a Virginia Super Lawyer.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Mr. Waldo limits his practice to representing property owners in condemnation proceedings and defending private property rights throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Waldo lectures extensively on eminent domain law and property rights throughout Virginia and the country. Additionally, he serves as Co-Chair and faculty member of one of the American Law Institute’s longest-running national conferences, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation.

Mr. Waldo has twice been appointed by the Democratic and the Republican Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates to the General Assembly Joint Committee of the House and Senate studying eminent domain reform. He participated in the Virginia Housing Study Commission on Eminent Domain and the Virginia General Assembly Joint Subcommittee Examining Compensation in Eminent Domain. In 1997, he was appointed a Member of the Virginia Housing Study Commission Subcommittee on House Bill 2453, the recommendations of which resulted in 1998 legislation that afforded property owners additional rights in condemnation matters initiated by public housing authorities.

ABOUT OWNERS' COUNSEL OF AMERICA:

The Owners’ Counsel of America, http://www.ownerscounsel.com, is a nationwide network of experienced eminent domain attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of private property owners large and small, locally and nationally, and to advancing the cause of property rights. The lawyers affiliated with Owners’ Counsel are in private practice in nearly every state and represent property owners against federal, state, and local governments, utilities, redevelopment authorities and other entities that may be armed with eminent domain power.

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