Francis P. Rasberry, Jr

Mr. Rasberry served as Raleigh’s Deputy City Attorney for over 20 years. He also served as a Board Member with the NC Municipal Attorney’s Association. Mr. Rasberry has filed and prosecuted over 500 eminent domain actions, including numerous jury trials. He is Co-Author on the NC Bar Foundation Deskbook, Vol. IV, Eminent Domain

Practice Areas
Local Government Law
Real Property
Eminent Domain

Professional Activities
Staff Attorney, NC League of Municipalities (1973-1977), Associate City Attorney, (1977-1990), Deputy City Attorney, City of Raleigh, NC (1990- 2015), North Carolina State Bar Tenth District, U.S. District Court Bar, Eastern District, N.C., N.C. Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, N.C. Association of Municipal Attorneys (Board of Directors 2001-2003), manuscript writer and speaker on local government, real property, and eminent domain law topics.

Washington and Lee University – Bachelor of Arts, 1970
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Juris Doctor, 1973

Publications and Teaching

Principal Draftsperson, Model Eminent Domain Forms with Commentary, NC Bar Association, Local Government Committee, Sub-Committee on Modern Legal Documents, (NC Institute of Government, 1981)

Co-Author, NC Bar Foundation General Practice Deskbook, 3rd Ed., 2004, Volume IV, Eminent Domain-Land Condemnation

Principal Course Planner and Presenter, NC Institute of Government, City and County Attorneys’ Workshop on Eminent Domain (1996)

Speaker, NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, Condemnation (1983); NC Bar Foundation CLE, The Condemnor’s Viewpoint (1987); Cutting Edge Condemnation Issues (1999 and 2004); NC Superior Court Judge’s Conference, Eminent Domain Issues (2004); NC Municipal Attorneys’ Association, The Kelo Decision – Follow-Up and Fallout(2008); Inverse Condemnation Primer and Case Law Update (2010); Robert Lorman Educational Services, Law of Easements in North Carolina – Issues in Easement Valuation, (2003, 2004, 2006); Overview of Eminent Domain (2006); National Business Institute, Road and Access Law in North Carolina (2005)