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Executive Director

Leslie Fields is the Executive Director of Owners’ Counsel of America. Before retirement in 2014, Leslie practiced law for 33 years, mostly with Faegre Baker Daniels, a law firm with national and international offices, where she also served on the firm’s Management Board and became a renowned legal expert on eminent domain and property rights issues, co-chairing for many years the ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation and Litigation Conference, and presenting on the subject of eminent domain in locales as distant as Tsinghua University in Beijing China as part of the Brigham Kanner Property Rights Conference sponsored by William & Mary Law School. Leslie came out of retirement in 2017 specifically to help lead OCA in its mission of helping private landowners in eminent domain and takings situations.

Board of Directors

Randall A. Smith: Chair of the Board and founder and Managing Attorney of Smith & Fawer, LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael F. Faherty: Vice Chair of the Board and the President and Managing Attorney at Faherty Law Firm in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Richard H. Glazer: Board Member and founder and Managing Attorney of Richard H. Glazer Co., LPA in Cincinnati, Ohio

Kermitt L. Waters: Board Member and founder and Managing Attorney of Law Offices of Kermitt L. Waters in Las Vegas, Nevada

Casey Pipes: Board Member and principal of Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse in Mobile,  Alabama

Hertha L Lund: Board Member and founder and Managing Partner of Lund Law, PLLC in Bozeman, Montana

Joseph P. Suntum: Board Member and a principal with Miller, Miller & Canby, Chartered in Rockville, Maryland