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Chuck received his undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1972) and his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law (1977).


Chuck is licensed to practice law in the states of North Carolina and Virginia.

Charles “Chuck” Lollar, Sr.


Charles “Chuck” Lollar is an attorney who represents clients in all regions of Virginia and North Carolina. His exclusive focus of practice is representation of property owners with eminent domain issues.

Chuck Lollar has been repetitively selected by his peers to Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell “excellent” lawyer rating for well over a decade. This selection is based on an evaluation of twelve indicators including peer recognition, and exceptional professional achievement in legal practice. Being selected to Super Lawyers is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. As one of the few attorneys to garner the distinction of Super Lawyers, Charles Lollar has earned the respect of peers as one of the top-rated attorneys in the nation.

Chuck feels strongly about the value of community service and has served faithfully in his professional as well as personal communities. He has served his profession over the years in various positions, most recently as the president of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association. He has recently served as a member of the Executive Committee and Executive Council of the Virginia State Bar Association and as past chair of the Virginia State Bar Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations.

He is a lifelong skier, snowboarder, and water sports enthusiast. He has volunteered as a first responder ski patroller for twenty years and additionally in a pro bono capacity as current Legal Advisor/General Counsel for National Ski Patrol System, Inc., of Lakewood, Colorado.

Chuck was educated at Washington and Lee University School of Law graduating in 1977. He has been admitted to practice law in Virginia and North Carolina since 1977. He assisted in the trial of his first property rights case to a jury in 1976, while in law school, under Virginia’s then new Third Year Practice Rule.

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Chuck has a passion for property rights and has dedicated his career to representing owners in eminent domain and property rights matters.  Chuck has represented a variety of landowners including farmers, retail and commercial business owners, real estate developers, investors, and owners of other types of private property, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses and homeowners.

Chuck advises his clients throughout the condemnation process, from the announcement of a public project to the disbursement of monies paid for just compensation. He contests the power of condemning authorities to acquire private property where public use is not apparent, and pursues inverse condemnation claims arising when private property is acquired without the payment of just compensation. He handles these claims in state and federal courts in both Virginia and North Carolina. Since his first property rights trial in 1977, Chuck has tried many condemnation cases to a jury.

Chuck has a strong background in commercial real estate and real estate litigation which he calls upon to enhance his property rights practice.  A seasoned speaker and author, Chuck has lectured regularly on eminent domain and property rights at state and national conferences and has penned a number of expert articles on these topics.

Professional Memberships


Virginia Bar Association
American Bar Association
Virginia State Bar Association (Chairman of the Eminent Domain Committee)
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association



Working to Find Workable Resolutions: Settling Cases Early to Protect Your Clients Resources and Limit Their Exposure, Address Before the Eminent Domain Conference of CLE International

Issues That Impact Your Daily Practice: Why Doing What’s Right Protects Your Practice, Address Before the Eminent Domain Conference of CLE International

The Input of Zoning in the Valuation Case: How Zoning Plays Out For More or Less Just Compensation, Address Before the Eminent Domain Conference of CLE International

Ethics Considerations for the Eminent Domain Practitioner, Address Before the Eminent Domain Conference of CLE International

Trial Techniques in Just Compensation Proceedings: What Will the Jury Members Know and How Will they Know It?, Address Before the Eminent Domain Conference of CLE International

Voir Dire: Selecting the Judges of Just Compensation, Address Before Condemnation 101 Conference

Other Articles about Eminent Domain


When the Government Grabs — the Border Wall, Pipelines and New Challenges to Eminent Domain