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Hear from George Autry about how CSH’s Land Condemnation Team can help you protect your rights. (2 min 28 sec)

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Experience. Results.

We try more Eminent Domain Cases
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Eminent Domain Law in North Carolina

North Carolina Eminent Domain Attorneys at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog have over 40 years combined experience defending the property rights of business owners, home owners and landowners facing eminent domain. There is no other Eminent Domain Law Firm in North Carolina with more experience or with a stronger track record of success in land condemnation trials and settlements. Experience Success. See Our Results.

NC Condemnation Lawyers with Experience & Proven Results

“George B. Autry, Jr., Stephanie Hutchins Autry and Brady Wells are veterans of the land condemnation wars. Seek the advice of eminent domain attorneys who have been through the process in hundreds of cases.”

Success in the practice of condemnation law in North Carolina comes from experience, knowledge and skill. Let us put ours to work for you. Experience Matters. The Eminent Domain Attorneys of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog have handled virtually every kind of land condemnation case. We have represented hundreds of business owners, and dealt with practically every type of commercial property: shopping centers, hotels, gas stations, golf courses, country clubs, aggregate mines, livestock farms, manufacturing facilities, office condominiums and warehouses, to name just a few. We have also represented hundreds of homeowners, with residential properties ranging from town homes and condominiums, family homes, historical estates, and family farms. We have experience in cases against the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Triangle Transit Authority, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, the City of Raleigh, the City of Charlotte, Duke / Progress Energy, Onslow Water and Sewer Authority, and numerous other condemners. No matter what kind of property it is, and no matter who is taking it, chances are, we have seen it before.

Let Us Defend Your Property Rights – So You’ll Receive Just Compensation

When the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s right of way agent knocks on your door, you can’t say, “No, you can’t take my property.” But you can – and must – insist that the DOT treats you fairly. Don’t be fooled by the fact that the DOT has an appraisal. The condemnation lawyers at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog have repeatedly found that the government’s appraisal does not take into account many important issues…

Important issues such as: damage to the remaining property due to changes in, topography access to roadways or utilities; non-conformity to zoning and code requirements; and the highest and best use of the property. That’s why we work with experts – appraisers, engineers, architects, contractors, and hydrologists – who also understand that the government’s appraisal may not accurately depict a property’s worth, before or after the taking.

The condemnation law practitioners at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog have experience on their side. Together, they have a combined total of over four decades of legal practice devoted exclusively to winning just compensation for property owners affected by eminent domain in North Carolina. View Eminent Domain Case Results.

Knowledge is Power. These Attorneys Understand Eminent Domain in North Carolina

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog are the lawyers you can trust to defend your eminent domain North Carolina legal action. Although past results cannot be used to determine future success, these condemnation lawyers enjoy a hard won, widely-held reputation for getting exemplary results for their clients. When it comes to fighting an agency like NCDOT. Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog’s attorneys, George Autry, Stephanie Autry and Brady Wells, know the process – from the inside and out. George Autry began his career as an eminent domain attorney in 1993, when he became an assistant attorney general. It was immediately obvious that George had a zen for land condemnation. In his seven years representing the NCDOT in land condemnation cases, he fought hard but fair. Now, he’s the lawyer the DOT doesn’t want to see on the other side of a case.

Experience. Results.

Our results at trial speak for themselves

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