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Anne Duvoisin Fisher
“It is a pleasure to work with such a team of experienced, dedicated lawyers that has a track record of great results.”
Anne Duvoisin Fisher brings 37 years of legal experience to the HensonFuerst team. She received her bachelor’s degree cum laude from Duke University in 1973. She then received an honorary scholarship to the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 1978.
Anne has an extensive background litigating a wide variety of cases from murder to medical negligence to inverse condemnation. Anne joined HensonFuerst in 2003 and founded the firm’s Land Law Division in 2011. She now serves as the division’s practice leader. Anne focuses her practice on land condemnation, land contamination, and related claims, while also serving as an arbitrator and a mediator.
A frequent lecturer, Anne teaches other lawyers in continuing education courses and educates public groups. Recently, she’s taught courses on fracking, inverse condemnation, and constitutional law related to regulatory takings.
Anne enjoys helping clients throughout North Carolina, including Boone, where she serves as Immediate Past President of the Watauga County Bar Association.
- North Carolina
- North Carolina Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
Main Practice Areas:
- American Bar Association
- Litigation Group (Condemnation, Real Property, Environmental, Zoning)
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Nursing Home Litigation Section
- North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)
- Dispute Resolution Section, Member and Past Section Council Member
- Elder Law Section, Member
- Litigation Section, Member and Section Council Member
- Medico-Legal Liaison Committee, Past Chair and principal drafsperson of 2001 Major Revision of the Medico-legal Guidelines
- Zoning and Real Estate Section, Member
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
- Nursing Home Litigation Group, Past Chair (2010-2011)
- Land Condemnation Section, Member and Legislative Liason for 2015
- Professional Negligence Section, Member
- Watauga County Bar Association
- President 2014-2015
- Secretary 2013
- DRC Certification as Mediator in North Carolina Superior Courts
- Eastern District Federal Court, Mediator Panel
- Middle District Federal Court, Mediator Panel
- North Carolina Certified District Court Arbitrator
Recent Publications and Professional Activities:
- Presenter, NCAJ Condemnation Section, “Fracking and Regulatory Takings” (June 2015)
- Presenter, Access MCLE, “Regulatory Takings: A Subset of Inverse Condemnation Cases” (August 2013)
- Presenter, Watauga County Bar Association seminar on corporate negligence (March 2013) Presenter, National Webinar (Strafford Publishing) on Corporate negligence, piercing the corporate veil, and punitive damages claims (June 2013)
- Presenter, American Advocates for Justice Annual Conference, Nursing Home Group “Theories of Liability—Corporate Wrongdoing,” Vancouver, British Columbia (July 2010)
- Presenter and Workshop Leader, American Advocates for Justice Cost Reports Workshop, Washington, D.C. (June 2010)
- Presenter, American Advocates for Justice Nursing Home Seminar, Chicago, Ill, “Piercing the Corporate Veil Revisited—A Workable Remedy?” (October 2009)
My Clients Should Know
If you’re facing land condemnation, you should keep your property well maintained during the pendency of the acquisition and condemnation proceeding. There are several other important steps you can take to strengthen your case, and many things you should avoid doing that could weaken it. I recommend consulting our Land Condemnation Handbook for a detailed list of important dos and don’ts.
My Swiss grandparents were amazing. My grandfather was a world famous illustrator and author of children’s books, and my grandmother was a gourmet cook. Together, they taught me a love of fine food and fine art, and my grandmother taught me the love of cooking. Before going to law school, I was a chef at a vegetarian restaurant in Chapel Hill.
I love to hike, play tennis, read, garden, practice yoga, and hang out with my husband, Jay, my family, and my friends.