Anne Woolf Sapp

Anne Woolf Sapp

Location:
McDonough, Georgia
Phone:
770-957-1765
Fax:
770-957-1065
Email:

Anne Woolf Sapp is "of counsel" with the firm. Anne has more than 26 years of professional legal experience. Anne was a former partner at Dwyer, White and Sapp before starting her own firm of Anne W. Sapp, P.C.

Anne has represented the Georgia Department of Transportation her entire professional career, and has been a Special Assistant Attorney general since 1991, having served in such capacity under Attorney's General Michael Bowers, Thurbert Baker and Samuel Olens. Anne has specialized in handling eminent domain matters for the Georgia Department of Transportation all over the State of Georgia.

Anne has also served as outside eminent domain counsel for the City of Atlanta. Some of the projects that Anne has handled for the City include the Nancy Creek Sewer Tunnel Project, the Stockade Sewer Easement Project, the Vine/Rock Street Project, the West CSO Project and the Greenspace project.

Occasionally, Anne has represented property owners in eminent domain matters against various local governments.

Because of her experience in eminent domain matters, Anne has also been selected as a mediator by the parties and their attorneys to facilitate resolution rather than prolonging the litigation.

Experience:

  • Seminar Instruction Experience: Has taught numerous continuing Legal Education courses on eminent domain and land use for more than 20 years including the National ABA Conference, Eminent Domain Trial Practice, Georgia Eminent Domain Trial Practice, Road and Access Law in Georgia, CLE International Eminent Domain Seminar, National Business Institute Eminent Domain Seminar.
  • Successfully defended business loss claim in excess of 2.4 million
  • Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General under Attorneys General Michael Bowers, Thurbert Baker and Samuel Owens for eminent domain and other real estate acquisition purposes.
  • Acquired thousands of parcels of property for the State of Georgia as a Special Assistant Attorney General.
  • Handled hundreds of condemnation cases for the State of Georgia as a Special Assistant Attorney General.
  • Served as outside eminent domain counsel to the City of Atlanta by assisting in the acquisition of subsurface right of way for the City, DeKalb and Fulton Counties to construct. The Nancy Creek Sewer Tunnel Project - this project extended more than 8.25 miles and affected approximately 300 property owners.
  • Has served as sole or lead counsel in over 50 jury trials.

Employment:

Special Assistant Georgia State Attorney General, 1991 to Present, Specialized Litigation – Eminent Domain
Partner – Anne W. Sapp, P.C.

Community Service:

Usher's New Look Foundation Board of Directors, Vice Chairman Programming, past Secretary; Georgia 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees, Secretary, 2010 Foundation Gala Chairman; High Museum of Art, 2007 High Arts Day Benefit Chairman; Strategic Planning Advisory Committee Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Camp New Look Advisory Committee, Past Chairman; Volunteer for the Joseph Sams School, a day program for children with significant disabilities; University of Georgia Leadership Advisory Board; Chairman 2005 Ray of Hope Charity Ball, a benefit for The Bridge.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1987
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1987

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Georgia
    • B.S.H.E. - 1983

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers and Lawyer of the Year Georgia Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2012 - Present
  • Super Lawyers Eminent Domain, 2012 - Present
  • Charles N. Pursley Eminent Domain Section Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Eminent Domain Law, 2011 - Present
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Academic Honor Society
  • Blue Key Academic Honor Society
  • Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
  • Palladia University Women Honor Society
  • Recipient of the Hisperia Award Outstanding Greek Woman
  • University of Georgia Homecoming Court
  • University of Georgia Miss Greek Week
  • Moot Court-ABA Team, 1984 - 1985
  • Moot Court Board, 1985 - 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Past President and Chairman Eminent Domain Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Past Editor Eminent Domain Newsletter
  • Atlanta Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Undergraduate: Kappa Delta Sorority – Rush Chairman

Past Employment Positions

  • Anne W. Sapp, P.C., Special Assistant Georgia State Attorney General, 1991 - 2012