Warren R. Power

Warren R. Power

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

Warren Power is a founding member of the firm and has more than twenty-eight (28) years of professional legal experience.

Warren has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Registry which is the highest attainable rating as to skill level and integrity. Warren earned his bachelor's degrees from Christopher Newport University in Virginia and his JD degree from Mercer University. Warren is admitted to practice before all State and Federal Courts in Georgia, the United States Eleventh Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Warren has also been admitted pro hac vice in Alabama and Tennessee and is a member of the Virginia Bar.

Warren has lectured extensively on the topics of land use and eminent domain to members of the Georgia Bar since 2003, and is a Past Chair of the Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar. Warren is a Super Lawyer, is also listed in the Best Lawyers of America and has a "superb" rating from AVVO Lawyers Rating, which is the highest attainable rating. Warren is a past fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary trial lawyer's society, an honor received by less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Warren has extensive experience representing clients in land use matters focusing primarily in the complex area of eminent domain. Warren has represented the Georgia Department of Transportation in almost all of its highway projects in Henry County since 1997. Additionally, Warren represented the Department in improvement of projects in Butts, Clayton, Douglas, Jasper, Newton, and Spalding Counties. Other governmental entities such as Butts, Clayton and Henry Counties, and the cities of Atlanta, and Fayetteville have retained Warren to represent them in their eminent domain projects.

Warren has represented the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Regional Transit Authority, and the Technical College System of Georgia.

Warren has also represented property owners against the local and federal governments. Warren has represented property owners against all of the cities in Henry County; the City of Riverdale, the City of Sandy Springs, Henry, Clayton, DeKalb and Bibb counties; and the United States of America.

Experience

  • Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General under Attorneys General Michael Bowers, Thurbert Baker, Samuel S. Olens and Christopher Carr for eminent domain and other real estate acquisition purposes.
  • Acquired over 1000 parcels of property for the State of Georgia as a Special Assistant Attorney General.
  • Handled over 100 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. 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.
  • Handled numerous condemnation cases on behalf of property owners against various local governments, county authorities, the United States of America and the U. S. Airforce.
  • Has taught numerous continuing Legal Education Courses on eminent domain and land use since 2003.

Classes/Seminars Taught

CLE - Eminent Domain Section Seminar, February, 2016
CLE - Eminent Domain Section Seminar, February, 2015
CLE - Eminent Domain From Start to Finish, November, 2014
CLE - Issues in Condemnation, October, 2014
CLE - Resolving Local Access and Road Disputes, 2013
CLE - Property Taking Through Eminent Domain, November, 2012
CLE - Eminent Domain Section Seminar, February, 2012
CLE - SAAG Workshop, Case Update Roundtable Speaker, 2011
CLE - SAAG Workshop, Secured Lender Claims in Condemnation matters, 2010
CLE - Eminent Domain Section Seminar, November, 2009
CLE - Eminent Domain Section Seminar, February, 2009
CLE - Property Taking Through Eminent Domain, February, 2009
CLE - Eminent Domain: Key Trial Tactis, 2008
CLE - The Probate Process From Start to Finish, 2008
CLE - The Probate Process From Start to Finish, 2007
CLE - Road and Access Law: Successfully Handling Disputes, 2007
CLE - Troubleshooting Real Estate Transaction Problems Involving Probate, 2006
CLE - Road and Access Law: Successfully Handling Disputes, 2006
CLE - Oddities and Challenges in Georgia Probate Law, 2004
CLE - Georgia Eminent Domain and Just Compensation, 2004
CLE - Georgia Eminent Domain and Just Compensation, 2003

Areas of Practice

  • Condemnation
  • General Corporate Matters
  • General Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996
  • Georgia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1989
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1989
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1989

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Christopher Newport University
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Major: History
    • Major: Government

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia's Top-Rated Attorneys, 2012 - 2017 by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM
  • Who's Who, Global Directory of Who's Who Lifetime Member; Top Lawyer, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2017
  • Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell ''AV Preeminent''; AVVO Lawyer Ratings ''Superb''
  • Best Lawyers Magazine, 2009
  • Super Lawyer Magazine: Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008
  • Atlanta Magazine: Super Lawyers Edition, 2007; 2016; 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Board of Visitors, 2012 - Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2009 - 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section, Chair, 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section, Chair Elect, 2008
  • State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section, Secretary, 2007
  • Henry County Bar Association, President, 1998
  • Henry County Bar Association, Vice President, 1997

Past Employment Positions

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Mercer University, 2013 - Present
  • Appointed Part-Time Magistrate in Henry County, 2007 - 2013
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State Department of Transportation; Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Georgia Regional Transit Authority and Technical College System of Georgia
  • Henry County, Eminent Domain Counsel, 2002 - 2009
  • City of Atlanta, Eminent Domain Counsel, 2002 - 2009
  • Part-time Faculty, Paralegal Studies Program, Clayton College & State University, 2004
  • Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund, Licensed Agent, 1997 - Present