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  1. Real Estate: 50%
    20 years
  2. State & Local Law: 20%
  3. Litigation: 10%
    20 years
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 10%
    20 years
  5. Insurance: 10%
    20 years

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Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse PC

150 Government Street
Suite 2000
Mobile, AL, 36602


ALAuthorized to practice law199607/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHelmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse, PC1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use CommitteeCo-Chair2010 - Present
International Right of Way AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Spottswood v. Stewart Title Guar. Co., 2010 WL 2595092 (S.D. Ala. June 23, 2010)N/A
Weeks v. Herlong, 31 So.3d 122 (Ala.Civ.App., 2009)N/A
Alabama Dept. of Transp. v. Williams, 984 So.2d 1092 (Ala. 2007)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practical Real Estate LawyerHow to Depose an Opposing Appraiser2007
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Damages to the Remainder - Loss of Parking Spaces in Condemnation Actions2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Washington and Lee UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Eminent Domain and Land Valuation LitigationROW Changes without a Physical Taking - Inverse Condemnation2011
Condemnation 101Working with Valuation Experts2011
Eminent Domain in AlabamaPre- and Post-Judgment Interest in Condemnation Actions2010
Condemnation 101Basic Trial Exhibits2009
Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Litigation TeleconferenceEnvironmental Regulations - Compensable Takings or Permissible Regulations2008
Land Use LawAnnexation and Zoning Issues2007
International Right of Way Association Chapter 24 MeetingEminent Domain in Alabama2007
Easement Law in AlabamaCreation of Easements2007
What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to KnowDrafting the Condemnation Provision in a Lease2006