16 Owners' Counsel of America Members Named as Best Lawyers in America for 2020

Owners' Counsel of America lawyers from metropolitan areas across the United States have been honored in Best Lawyers for their eminent domain law practices.

Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named 16 Owners' Counsel of America members in its 2020 publication in recognition of their Eminent Domain and Condemnation expertise and practices. The list includes George Autry (North Carolina), Stephanie Autry (North Carolina), Keith Babcock (South Carolina), Michael Berger (California), William Blake (Nebraska), Andrew Brigham (Florida), Ed Burg (California), Warren Herlong (Alabama), Alan Marcuvitz (Wisconsin), James Masterman (Massachusetts), Charles McFarland (Texas), Casey Pipes (Alabama), Michael Rikon (New York), Charles Ruffin (Georgia), William Ryan (Illinois), and Robert Thomas (Hawaii).

Eight OCA members were also named "Lawyer of the Year" in this year's report. They include: Stephanie Autry (North Carolina), Michael Berger (California), Andrew Brigham (Florida), Warren Herlong (Alabama), James Masterman (Massachusetts), Charles McFarland (Texas), Charles Ruffin (Georgia), and Casey Pipes (Alabama). The "Lawyer of the Year" honor is unique, as only one lawyer in each legal specialty and in each designated metropolitan market is recognized for this honor.

Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© is considered a singular honor.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Owners' Counsel of America is a nationwide network of attorneys dedicated to representing private owners in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property valuation and property rights matters.

Source: Owners' Counsel of America