EMINENT DOMAIN
AND INVERSE CONDEMNATION

Faculty


Karl Vogt, Program Co-Chair, is Deputy Attorney General for the State of Idaho with a focus on eminent domain, real estate and construction litigation. His prior private practice focused on real estate, commercial, and eminent domain litigation.

Mary V. York, Program Co-Chair, is Of Counsel with Holland & Hart where she practices in real estate litigation and local government matters, with a particular expertise in eminent domain and takings law. Prior to joining Holland & Hart she served as Deputy Attorney General for the Idaho Transportation Department where she represented the Department in condemnation proceeding cases.

Arthur J. Berry, founder and President of Arthur Berry & Company, combines over 20 years of legal financial, investment banking consulting, and business valuation experiences with a uniquely qualified professional sales organization.

E. Don Copple is a partner at Davison, Copple, Copple & Copple. He has over 35 years of experience and has handled a substantial number of condemnation cases during the course of his practice, including ACHD vs. Acarregui, which initially established the rules regarding attorneys fees in condemnation cases.

Mark L. Butler is owner of Land Consultants, Inc. (LCI) a Land Planning firm based in Idaho. His 14 years of planning experience spans public and private sectors, including Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, the Ada County Highway District, and the City of Eagle. He has been an expert witness in litigation and land use cases for private clients and government agencies.

Robert H. Freilich is a partner at Freilich Leitner & Carlisle, Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and Editor, The Urban Lawyer, ABA’s national journal on state and local government law. The author of, From Sprawl to Smart Growth: Successful Legal, Planning and Environmental Technology Systems, he has represented more than 200 cities, states and counties across the country.

Daniel R. Frost is a partner at Holland & Hart LLP and has represented numerous owners, contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, engineers, developers, and construction lenders on all types and sizes of public and private projects and on all types of issues and claims, from inception to close-out. The State of Colorado has appointed him Special Assistant Attorney General to assist with construction litigation.

Leo A. Geis is CEO and Founder, Idaho Airships, Inc., one of America’s 100 Most Entrepreneurial Companies, 1998. Idaho Airships, Inc., is a forensic imaging and demonstrative evidence production firm specializing in the scientific foundations of aerial and classic imaging, human activity, digital capabilities, and persuasive representations.

Jill S. Gelineau is a shareholder with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. She has developed a litigation practice with primary emphasis on representing landowners in condemnation matters. She successfully represented the Dolans in the Dolan v. City of Tigard trial following its remand from the United States Supreme Court, a case which established some significant property rights for land owners.

Kimbell D. Gourley is a shareholder with Jones Gledhill Hess Andrews Fuhrman Bradbury & Eiden, P.A., where he practices primarily in the areas of eminent domain, real estate, commercial litigation, commercial and corporate transactions.

Ed Guerricabeitia is with Davison, Copple, Copple & Copple. Mr. Guerricabeitia’s practice focuses on eminent domain, real estate, and land use planning litigation.

Gideon Kanner is Professor of Law Emeritus, Loyola Law School, where he taught property, land-use and eminent domain law for 20 years. He is Editor and Publisher of Just Compensation, a monthly periodical on the law of eminent domain and inverse condemnation, and is Of Counsel to the Santa Monica, CA, firm of Berger & Norton.

Mike Maurer is a partner and shareholder in the law firm of Lukins & Annis, P.S. Mr. Maurer primarily represents plaintiff’s in real property, product liability and commercial litigation and has tried over 30 jury trials in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

The Hon. D. Duff McKee, Special Address, is a retired Idaho district court judge now serving on senior status and hearing cases by designation from the state Supreme court. In addition to his judicial duties, Judge McKee is in an active private practice limited to ADR related services.

Edward Morse, of Morse & Co., has 29 years experience as an appraiser and experience as an expert witness in valuation and damage cases. His appraisal practice involves appraisal assignments, counseling clients, expert testimony and appraisal review. Mr. Morse currently serves as Chairman of the Appraisal Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation.

Mark W. Richey is co-owner of Idaho Land and Appraisal LLC which does business in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana. His 28 years of appraisal experience includes both private and governmental clients in condemnation cases. Appraisal assignments have included complete and partial takings for road rights-of-way, electric transmission lines, communication lines, and conservation and navigation easements.

Fredric V. Shoemaker is partner at Cosho, Humphrey, Greener & Welsh, P.A., where his practice has emphasized real estate, business and commercial law, both transactional and litigation-driven. He regularly consults for and provides guidance to developers, property owners and lawyers in matters of condemnation and acts as mediator for eminent domain cases.

Brad Thomas is the Relocation Program Manager for PHAROS Corporation, which provides complete acquisition and relocation services for agencies, utilities and railroads. Mr. Thomas formerly was the Relocation Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation, responsible for establishing and implementing statewide Uniform Relocation Act policy and for providing relocation training and oversight to state agency personnel, local governmental agency staff and private consultants.


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