Norman W. Shearin

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Norman W. Shearin

Norm is a partner with Vandeventer Black and concentrates his law practice in condemnation, land use and property rights litigation matters.

Norm is a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law - Business, Commercial, and Industrial Transactions. He is seasoned in Condemnation, Land Use and Property Rights law and has done considerable work for various electric cooperatives and municipalities. Norm represents both landowners and condemnors.

Norm received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as Research Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review.

He is a member of the American (Section on Litigation, Committee on Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use), North Carolina and First Judicial District Bar Associations, the Dare County Bar Association, the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation’s Counsel Association and the Electric Cooperative Bar Association.

Norm is also dedicated to the community and has played roles in several highly visible causes, serving as a member of the Dare County Board of Education; Founding Director and Chairman of Friends of Nags Head Woods (which received The Nature Conservancy National Stewardship Award); Director of Roanoke Island Historical Association; Director, Officer and Legal Counsel of the Outer Banks Community Foundation; and Chairman of Dare County Board of Education High School Facilities Task Force.

Norm has served as general counsel for Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corporation since 1972. He is a frequent speaker at seminars on land use, eminent domain and property rights. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest quality and ethics rating possible for attorneys.


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