While new to North Carolina, Mr. Copeland brings experience in real estate and eminent domain litigation. Such experience includes direct condemnation by government agencies, inverse condemnation, and linear corridor acquisitions. Scott exclusively represents property owners in defending their Constitutional right to just compensation.
He was involved in successfully representing multiple property owners who were directly affected by the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Florida. He has also defended property owners against Gulf Power Company, Florida Power and Light, and Duke Energy for high voltage transmission lines, in addition to roadway takings by the Florida Department of Transportation. He is experienced in heavily litigated cases involving land use and zoning, where use and value of real estate were at issue.
Scott has previously presented at the Florida CLE International Eminent Domain conference on issues surrounding natural gas takings in federal courts and the ALI-CLE National Eminent Domain and Land Value Litigation Conference.
Scott started practicing law after several years serving in local church ministry. He has garnered substantial litigation experience representing clients in both large and small cases. His experience includes representing private property owners in both in state and federal court. He has also been an affiliate member of Owners’ Counsel of America, a nationwide network of eminent domain attorneys dedicated to defending property owners.
Mr. Copeland is a musician and a vocalist.
B.S. Chemistry, Jacksonville University, 1993
Juris Doctor, Liberty University, 2015
Florida Bar, 2015
North Carolina Bar, 2022
Middle and Northern Districts of the United States District Court in Florida
Eleventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals
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