Derrick Braaten Elected To Owners’ Counsel of America
Derrick was recently elected to join a prominent national organization of leading eminent domain attorneys, Owners’ Counsel of America. OCA is a broad network of dedicated lawyers working around the clock for landowners across the nation in all manner of takings cases. OCA was specifically founded to level the playing field in situations where private landowners find themselves pitted against powerful governmental entities with eminent domain powers and unlimited resources. OCA believes that the the right to own property is constitutionally guaranteed and fundamental to American society.
OCA’s standards for adding new members are indeed rigorous, given that only one member per state is selected. “We aim to find the leading lawyers in each state,” continues Leslie Fields, OCA’s Executive Director. “Not merely those with the experience and knowledge to handle complex eminent domain and related matters, but also those who have a passion for representing private property owners against all types of property takings and powerful condemning authorities.”
Derrick is the first attorney elected for the state of North Dakota. You can read more about his election here.