Consistently recognized as top environmental law practice in North Carolina

Davis Hartman Wright LLP’s Environmental Law Practice is consistently recognized as one of the top such practices in the State of North Carolina and one of the top three such practices east of Raleigh*.

Clark Wright, Jr., head of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group has been recognized as a top environmental lawyer in the State of North Carolina for over 20 years*.  His extensive experience includes representing the State of North Carolina as Governor’s Special Counsel with respect to offshore drilling and military airspace and serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the North Carolina Department of Justice, Environmental Division.

The firm routinely represents various parties for or against environmentally-sensitive developments.  We frequently assist developers, investors, businesses (from publicly-traded corporations to closely-held businesses) and special interest groups in a variety of permitting, litigation, administrative law and other related matters.  We appear before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings regarding Department of Environmental and Natural Resources matters.  We also appear before the Coastal Resources Commission, the Environmental Management Commission, the Marine Fisheries Commission and other tribunals, all to advocate on behalf of our clients.  The Environmental Practice Group relies heavily on its interaction with the firm’s Business Law Practice Group, the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group to provide clients with comprehensive and in-depth representation, using the strengths and experience of the attorneys and paralegals in the firm most qualified to handle the various matters and issues that arise.

*Best Lawyers in America, Top-Rated Environmental Lawyer, I. Clark Wright 1996 – 2017
*Best Lawyers in America, Top 3 Environmental Law Firms in Eastern North Carolina 2013 – 2017

*Super Lawyers Magazine, Top 15 Environmental Law Firms in North Carolina 2014 – 2017
*Super Lawyers, Top-Rated Environmental Lawyer, I. Clark Wright 2011 – 2017

*Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Top-Rated Environmental Lawyer, I. Clark Wright 2011, 2013 – 2017