Christian Torgrimson is an experienced eminent domain attorney, helping her clients navigate the complexities of eminent domain issues and condemnation procedures across Georgia and throughout the Southeast. For more than 20 years, she has represented a wide spectrum of businesses and property owners as well as governmental entities in the condemnation of private property for public projects, property disputes, and other real estate related matters.
Her clients include real estate investors and trusts, large and small businesses, mixed-use and shopping center developers, restaurant franchisors and franchisees, and owners and operators of hotels and gas station/convenience stores. Her experience on both sides of the condemnation aisle, particularly with real estate and business damage claims, allows her to reach resolutions that make business sense for her clients. She brings extensive experience to all aspects of condemnation proceedings throughout Georgia, including in jury trials, mediations, acquisitions, closings, and special master hearings.
She helps write the authoritative book on eminent domain laws across the United States, serving as the editor and author of the Georgia chapter of the American Bar Association's national eminent domain compendium. She is a past chair of the Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar of Georgia. A respected national speaker on Georgia eminent domain law, Christian frequently writes and speaks on condemnation issues for various professional organizations, including the American Law Institute.
In 2018, Christian was awarded the CRE designation by the Counselors of Real Estate, an international membership of real estate professionals recognized as leading advisors in complex real property matters. In 2019, she joined the Advisory Board of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, an international scholarly conference held annually at William & Mary Law School.
In addition, Christian is a past president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL), and she served on its executive board for more than 10 years. She was instrumental in creating the GAWL Foundation in 2003, serving as its founding president for two years.