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Stephanie Hutchins Autry - Raleigh, NC

5420 Wade Park Boulevard#300 Raleigh, NC 27607

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Updated: 01/23/2023

Raleigh Land Condemnation & Eminent Domain Lawyer

Overview

Stephanie Hutchins Autry has been a trial lawyer since 1987 and has focused her practice on eminent domain since 2000. Stephanie was a partner in the Raleigh office of an international law firm for eight years. During that time, she represented clients in complex insurance transactional and coverage litigation in State and Federal courts throughout the country...

Stephanie Hutchins Autry has been a trial lawyer since 1987 and has focused her practice on eminent domain since 2000. Stephanie was a partner in the Raleigh office of an international law firm for eight years. During that time, she represented clients in complex insurance transactional and coverage litigation in State and Federal courts throughout the country.

After joining Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog as a partner in 1995, Stephanie continued to build this practice while expanding the firm's representation of school boards and other entities on immunity, bad faith and coverage issues. Stephanie's career has included dozens of successful jury and bench trials and reported appellate decisions.

For the last several years, Stephanie has concentrated her practice exclusively in the area of eminent domain, representing property owners in land condemnation matters throughout North Carolina. She has tried many high profile land condemnation cases to favorable jury verdicts, resulting in awards greatly in excess of the condemnor's estimated just compensation. Stephanie's trial success and preparation for trial also produces an exceptional record of resolution through settlement. The diverse cases include condemnation of all types of properties for a wide variety of uses.

Representative clients include Target, Inc., McDonald's, Inc., Duke Realty, Corp., Kirkpatrick Assocs., as well as many other individuals and businesses.

About Stephanie Hutchins Autry

Practice Areas

  • Land Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner, since 1995

Representative Clients

  • Target, Inc.
  • McDonald's, Inc.
  • Duke Realty, Corp.
  • Kirkpatrick Assocs.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Wake County Bar Association (Member)
  • North Carolina State Bar Association (Member)
  • North Carolina State Bar (Member)

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1987
    J.D.
    Law Journal: North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Staff Member, 1986 - 1987
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1984
    B.A.
    Honors: With Honors

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer for Wake County Schools
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

Classes and Seminars

  • "Techniques that Work in Selecting and Trying your Condemnation Case to a Jury,", American Bar Association, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, 2006
  • "The Impact of Kelo v. New London: Blurring the Line Between Public Use and Private Gain,", Research Triangle Park, 2006
  • "Medians, Access and Change of Grade: Obtaining Compensation for Legitimate Interferences with Property Rights,", 2004
  • "Eminent Domain: Representing the Landowner,", 2004

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Stephanie Hutchins Autry

Included on the 2021 North Carolina list


Past Lists

  • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Stephanie Hutchins Autry on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Named to "Best Lawyers in America", 2007 - 2008
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers in the field of Eminent Domain (2020, 2021)
  • Lawyer of the Year for 2020 by Best Lawyers in the field of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers in the field of Civil Litigation and Defense (2018, 2019)
  • Best Lawyers in the field of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (2007-2009, 2013-2015, 2018-2023)
  • Women in the Law by Best Lawyers Business Edition in the field of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (2017)

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Office Information

Address

5420 Wade Park Boulevard#300 Raleigh, NC 27607

Fax

  • (919) 863-3536

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • "The Impact of Kelo v. New London: Blurring the Line Between Public Use and Private Gain", Research Triangle Park, January, 2006
  • "Inverse Condemnation", Greensboro, November, 2005
  • "Medians, Access and Change of Grade: Obtaining Compensation for Legitimate Interferences with Property Rights", Cary, October, 2004
  • "Eminent Domain: Representing the Landowner", Raleigh, March, 2004
  • "Techniques that Work in Selecting and Trying your Condemnation Case to a Jury", American Bar Association, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, San Diego, CA, January, 2006

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