Managing Partner, Pursley Friese Torgrimson, LLP
Christian F. Torgrimson helps her business and real estate clients obtain the just compensation guaranteed to them by the Constitution when the government condemns private property. As a founding and managing partner of Pursley Friese Torgrimson, Christian focuses on helping her clients navigate the complexities of a condemnation, minimizing the impacts caused by a taking and maximizing compensation for her clients.
She has litigated eminent domain proceedings, private property disputes, and other real-estate-related matters for 17 years. Christian represents a wide spectrum of property owners and interests, including large and small businesses, mixed-use and shopping center developers and owners, corporations, hotel operators and owners, c-store and gasoline company tenants, operators and owners, restaurant franchisors and franchisees, as well as individual homeowners. She brings extensive experience to all aspects of eminent domain proceedings brought by state, county and local governments throughout Georgia, including jury trials, mediations, acquisitions and closings, and special master hearings.
She is the Georgia editor and writes the chapter for the national eminent domain compendium, Law and Procedure of Eminent Domain in the Fifty States, published by the American Bar Association. She is a past chair of the Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and is a co-chair of the Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality Practice Area Committee of The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms. A respected national speaker on Georgia eminent domain law, Christian frequently writes and speaks on condemnation issues for various professional organizations, including the American Law Institute.
As an experienced eminent domain attorney, Christian has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers Magazine’s Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Rising Stars; Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite; Atlanta Women’s Magazine’s Leader in Law and Fulton County Daily Report’s On the Rise. Christian has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia and one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia by Super Lawyers Magazine.
As a past president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL), Christian served on GAWL’s executive board for more than 10 years. She was instrumental in creating the GAWL Foundation in 2003, serving as its founding president for two years.
Christian earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree cum laude from the University of South Carolina.