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Warren C. Herlong, Jr.

Member of the Firm

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
AV Preeminent

Warren C. Herlong, JR.


The first associate lawyer of Helmsing Leach, Warren’s decades of hard work and success have earned him a stellar reputation in the fields of eminent domain, condemnation, and land valuation litigation.

Practice Area(s) Focus

Warren specializes in eminent domain, condemnation, land value litigation primarily on behalf of property owners. Consistently recognized as a top lawyer in his field, Warren has a number of professional affiliations. He was selected for membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), the premier organization for U.S. real estate lawyers headquartered in Rockville, Md. He is one of only nine lawyers in the state of Alabama who are active members. Warren is also a member of the Alabama Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.

Additionally, Warren is one of the initial members of the Owner’s Counsel of America, a Miami-based national organization of eminent domain and condemnation trial lawyers. Each state has one representative member. Warren is now an emeritus member and Casey Pipes, partner at Helmsing Leach, is the primary member.

Representing clients locally and nationally, Warren’s career includes cases tried in both state and federal courts. Warren served as co-counsel for the defendant throughout the litigation in Kumho Tire Company, Ltd., et al. v. Patrick Carmichael, et al., 119 S. Ct. 1167 (1999), a United States Supreme Court case that had a major impact on the law of admissibility of expert witnesses in federal court.


  • University of Edinburgh, Scotland 1977-1978, Diploma of Roman Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia 1971-1974, Juris Doctor
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1966-1970, Bachelor of Arts

Bar & Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Claims
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Southern, Middle, and
  • Northern Districts of Alabama