McFarland PLLC partner Marie D. Harlan has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2024© in Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. Harlan is also recognized for her work in Commercial Litigation.
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This is Harlan’s third appearance on the “Ones to Watch” list. She protects landowner’s interests both through negotiation and in litigation with governmental and public-use entities seeking to acquire private property for public use. She is well-versed in the complexities of regulatory takings as well as the procedural technicalities of the statutory condemnation process, from the administrative hearing through jury trial and appeal, if necessary.