Atlanta special counsel Charles Pursley presented at a Brookhaven town hall recently on how Georgia’s plans for toll lanes on the northern half of I-285 will impact residents. The Brookhaven mayor and city council asked Charles to explain the condemnation process and answer questions that the mayor, city council, and residents had. Charles provided his services pro bono.
Charles is the original author of what is considered today the textbook on condemnation and eminent domain in Georgia: Georgia Eminent Domain, first published in 1982. He has counseled Georgia lawmakers on amendments to eminent domain statues relating to condemnation for economic development. The Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar of Georgia awarded him its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, an award that now is given in his name each year. He is a regular speaker at legal seminars and author of papers on the topic of eminent domain.
The I-285 project has received extensive media coverage in Atlanta. You can learn more about it here.
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