ELIZABETH R. STORY

Attorney | 404.876.4880 main | 404.665.1229 direct | estory@pftlegal.com
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Elizabeth R. Story1Elizabeth R. Story focuses her practice on eminent domain proceedings, private property disputes, and other litigation matters related to owning and developing commercial real estate. She is a founding team member of Pursley Friese Torgrimson. Previously, Elizabeth worked alongside Christian Torgrimson and Charles Pursley Jr. as an associate with Pursley Lowery Meeks LLP.

She has experience in real estate litigation cases representing owners of commercial and mixed-use property, shopping center developers, as well as business property owners whose interests are taken or damaged for a public project.

Following law school, Elizabeth clerked for the superior court judges of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit, assisting the judges in all phases of litigation. Previously, Elizabeth built her legal experience in a variety of different areas by working with Stewart, Melvin & Frost LLP, Atlanta Public Schools, the Family Violence Clinic in Athens, Georgia, and the Northeastern Circuit Public Defender’s office in Gainesville, Georgia.

She is a graduate of The University of Georgia School of Law, where she served as executive vice-president and intra-state chair of the Moot Court team.A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree in English from LaGrange College.

Elizabeth served as a Barrister from 2014 to 2016  in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court.

  • Settled a condemnation case involving the partial taking of a vacant commercial property for five times higher than the original offer.
  • Speaker, “Trial of an Eminent Domain Case from Start to Finish“, Eminent Domain Law Seminar, State Bar of Georgia, February 25, 2016, Atlanta
  • Speaker, “Role of the Forensic Expert in Condemnation Matters”,  National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts State Chapter Meeting,  October 20, 2015
  • Speaker/Moderator, “Ethics and Professionalism in the Court Room with a Four Judge Panel”, Eminent Domain Law Seminar, State Bar of Georgia, February 26, 2015, Atlanta
  • Speaker, “Best Practices”, Law Clerk Panel, GAWL Lunch and Learn, February 9, 2015, Atlanta