Emmett Boney Haywood

Emmett Boney Haywood

Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone:
919-827-0994
866-546-8287
Fax:
919-782-0465
Email:

Ms. Haywood's law practice is devoted to representing private property owners in land condemnation cases. She graduated in 1977 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in International Studies. In 1982, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.  After practicing for several years with a private law firm, Ms. Haywood went to work with the North Carolina Attorney General's office in Raleigh. For more than nine years there, she represented the North Carolina Department of Transportation in hundreds of land condemnation cases and other matters.  In April 2000, Ms. Haywood opened her own private law practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, concentrating in the area of eminent domain and defending the rights of private property owners. Her unique perspective helps her advocate for her clients' interests.  In 2001, Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide directory of lawyers, gave Ms. Haywood an AV rating, its highest legal ability and ethical rating. She was selected by her peers to be included in the 2007 through 2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, in the area of eminent domain and condemnation law. In 2011, and again in 2016, Ms. Haywood was selected as Lawyer of the Year for Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation Law (Raleigh). In 2010, Ms. Haywood merged her practice with Nicholls & Crampton, P.A., where she continues to defend the rights of property owners.

Additional information regarding Ms. Haywood’s practice can be found on her website at http://landlaw-nc.com/.

Prior Professional Experience
Represented property owners in matters against:

  • North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • North Carolina Turnpike Authority
  • Town of Cary
  • City of Raleigh
  • City of Greensboro
  • City of Charlotte
  • Town of Wake Forest
  • Duke Energy Progress
  • Town of Apex
  • Town of Holly Springs
  • Wake County
  • Moore County Airport Authority
  • Town of Knightdale
  • PSNC
  • Piedmont Natural Gas

 

Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Property Rights Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Law Journal: North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Articles Editor
  • North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Chapel Hill, NC
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • Co-author/presenter, Relocation Benefits: Could the Process Be Any More Confusing, and How Is it a Benefit If I Have to Give it Back? NCAJ Eminent Domain Seminar (April 2009)
  • Author/presenter, DOT v. M.M. Fowler: When Can You Use Lost Profits' and Other Financial Information From Business Generated on the Property to Determine Value? (March 2007)
  • Author/presenter, Pitfalls in Dealing with Public Condemnors, Academy of Trial Lawyers Land Condemnation Roundtable Seminar (April 2005)
  • Author/presenter, Superior Court Judges Conference Eminent Domain, (June 2004)
  • Seminar planner, North Carolina Bar Association Land Condemnation Seminar (October 2004)
  • Co-author/presenter, Relocation Assistance: Cutting-edge Issues in Land Condemnation, NCBA Land Condemnation Seminar (October 2004)
  • Co-author, Eminent Domain Condemnation General Practice Notebook, (October 2004)
  • Author/presenter, The Condemnation Case from Design to Filing Suit: What's Happening Before the Landowner Contacts You! (April 2003)
  • Author/presenter, Getting Around the Median: Can the Exercise of Police Power' Ever Be Compensable? NC Academy of Trial Lawyers Land Condemnation Roundtable Seminar (December 2002)
  • Co-author, "The Ins and Outs of Inverse Condemnation" NCAJ Trial Briefs Magazine, December, 2011
  • Co-author/presenter, "Inverse Condemnation: What It Is and When to Raise the Issue" NCAJ Eminent Domain Seminar , September, 2011
  • Co-author/presenter, "Condemnation Trends and Current Issues " NCAJ Eminent Domain Seminar, April, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell for legal skill and professional ethics
  • Included in the 2007 through 2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, in the area of eminent domain and condemnation law
  • Selected by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year for Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation Law (Raleigh 2016 and 2011)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • State Certified Mediator