BIOGRAPHY

EMINENT DOMAIN TRIAL LAWYER

James W. Fisher is a former Assistant Attorney General with the State of Tennessee in the Real Property and Transportation Division. In that capacity, he represented the Tennessee Department of Transportation in jury trials to set just compensation due condemned property owners.

Since 1991, Mr. Fisher has exclusively represented private property owners in eminent domain proceedings in state and federal court.

Mr. Fisher is a summa cum laude graduate of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis (B.B.A., Economics, 1983). He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1986 from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis where he was a Herff Scholar.

Mr. Fisher is active in the national eminent domain bar and he participated as a faculty member at the 2004 ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation seminar held in San Francisco, California. The audience in attendance at this year's seminar rated his address, "Ethical Questions and Answers in Eminent Domain for the Owner," as one of the top five presentations during the three day seminar .