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Governance and Leadership

Executive Director

e97eee3af8b1984d896e7afc360aLeslie 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 (now Faegre Drinker), a law firm with national and international offices. While at Faegre, Leslie  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 national 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. During much of this time, Leslie served as the Colorado member of OCA and wrote the definitive textbook on Eminent Domain Law in Colorado. 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 across the country.

Board Chair

Tony low res 240x300 1Anthony Misseldine is a shareholder with JacksonWhite who represents private property owners, tenants and developers in all aspects of eminent domain litigation and takings. Mr. Misseldine also practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, land use litigation, representation of financial institutions (loan enforcement, market valuation proceedings, deficiency claims) and other complex commercial lawsuits.  Mr. Misseldine currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for OCA.


Board Vice Chair

K Walsh small photo 1Kelly Walsh helps property owners defend themselves against the government in eminent domain cases. Drawing on more than 23 years of experience as a litigator, Kelly helps her clients seek fair compensation for property taken by the government. She also helps landowners with pre-condemnation planning and can assist with guiding them through the process of relocating their business or home. Kelly is a shareholder with the law firm of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Walsh currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for OCA.

Board of Directors

Joshua Baker: President of Waldo & Lyle, PC in Norfolk, Virginia

Alan Marcuvitz: Shareholder with von Briesen and Roper in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Anthony Misseldine: Shareholder with JacksonWhite in Scottsdale, Arizona

Kelly M. Walsh: Shareholder with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, Oregon

Michael Phillips: Principal with Moffitt & Phillips, PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas

Jack Sperber: Executive Partner with Faegre Drinker in Denver, Colorado

Brad Stout: Principal with Adams Jones Law Firm, P.A. in Wichita,Kansas