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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 more than 35 years of legal experience to the HensonFuerst team. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1973 and earned her Juris Doctorate in 1978 from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Anne has an extensive background litigating a wide variety of personal injury cases. She focused her practice primarily on nursing home litigation and reform until 2011. She served as the managing attorney for the North Carolina office of the Nursing Home Abuse Law Center.
Anne joined HensonFuerst in 2003, and she now serves as practice leader of its Land Law Division, where she focuses her practice on land condemnation, land contamination, and related claims. She enjoys helping clients throughout North Carolina, including Boone, where she serves as secretary of the Watauga County Bar.
- 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, Past Member and Past Section Council
- Elder Law Section, Member
- Litigation Section, Member and Section Council
- Medico-Legal Liaison Committee, Past Chair
- Zoning and Real Estate Section, Member
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
- Nursing Home Litigation Group, Past Chair (2010-2011)
- Land Condemnation Section, Member
- Professional Negligence Section, Member
- Watauga County Bar Association
- President (2014)
- 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, Access MCLE, “Regulatory Takings: A Subset of Inverse Condemnation Cases” (August 2013)
- Presenter, Blowing Rock Rotary Club, “Protecting your Loved One” (March 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)
- Principal Draftperson, North Carolina Medicolegal Guidelines (2001 edition)
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.
Nursing Home Abuse
My best advice to people with a relative in a nursing home is to keep a record of everything. It is critical to keep track of details about the type of care your loved one is receiving. I suggest keeping a journal to record who, what, when, where, and how any negative incidents happen.
My grandmother was a gourmet cook and she taught me the love of cooking. Before going to law school, I was a chef at a vegetarian restaurant in Chapel Hill.
I also love to hike, play tennis, read, garden, practice yoga, and hang out with friends.