North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

Michael Williams



Durham, North Carolina





With over 20 years of legal experience in a diverse set of practice areas, Mr. Williams has helped thousands of clients throughout his career. He currently works to assist eminent domain clients with potential claims and issues against the government.

“We aim to provide our clients with a powerful voice and to level the playing field against the NCDOT or other government entities that are trying to acquire your property. You deserve fair compensation for what you are losing – no matter what your circumstances are.”

Mr. Williams’ established legal experience has enabled him to catch easily overlooked nuances in potential cases. Most importantly, he values being able to help provide justice and foster an open, trusting relationship with his clients. Day in and day out, he sees firsthand how many property owners are unaware that they are being taken advantage of, and that their property may actually be worth a lot more than what the NCDOT is offering.

It’s really a win-win, no-risk kind of situation for our clients when they come to NC Eminent Domain Law Firm. Working with us signals to the NCDOT that you won’t be easily intimidated into a lowball offer. Working with us means we only recover an attorney’s fee if we are able to get you more than what the government initially offered you. The worst case scenario is that you get what’s already on the table and you don’t owe us anything.”

Mr. Williams received his J.D. from the North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he was the editor for the North Carolina Central Law Journal. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Williams also taught as an adjunct professor at the North Carolina A&T State University’s School of Journalism.

Mr. Williams is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and the North Carolina Black Lawyers Association. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, as well as the Federal District Courts of Middle and Eastern North Carolina.

The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is a standalone practice working under the umbrella of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, which Mr. Williams joined in 2019. This practice includes nearly 50 attorneys, and has been helping people fight for their legal rights since 1997.

Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Federal District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2000
  • Federal District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1998


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. – 1998
    • Articles Editor, North Carolina Central Law Journal
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. – 1994
    • Major: Political Science
  • North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • School of Journalism Adjunct Professor, 2009-2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Anita R. Brown-Graham, Michael P. Williams, Board of the County Commissioners of Bryan County, Oklahoma v. Brown: Virtual Reality in Single-Incident Municipal Liability Cases?, The Urban Lawyer, Fall 1997, Volume 29, Number 4

*Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes.