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W. Edward Poe Jr.


Eddie Poe has successfully advocated for electric service providers for more than 38 years. He handles siting, permitting, development and litigation for the infrastructure facilities of regulated and unregulated electricity suppliers.

Eddie is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Additionally, Eddie is a 1994 graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
  • 0 Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 10 or More Years in a Row

Representative Experience

  • Represented clients in all types of electric generating project development.
  • Counseled clients on certification by regulatory agencies, permitting and power purchase agreements (PPAs).
  • Advised clients on real estate matters that include zoning and land acquisition, special use permits, and county/municipal laws.
  • Counseled clients on condemnation matters.
  • Advised clients on renewable energy projects.
  • Completed site acquisition, permitting and development of a 720-megawatt natural gas-fired plant that began commercial operation in late 2012.
  • In 2012, completed acquisition of all property rights for a 100-kilovolt transmission line and substation located in a populous, high-income area.
  • Completed siting, permitting and financing work on a number of swine-waste-to-electricity projects in North Carolina.

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Energy Law, 2003-2018
  • North Carolina Land Trust Stanback Volunteer Conservationist of the Year, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Energy; Utility Law; Tort Defense


  • Queens University, School of Education, Board of Advisors, 2009-present
  • Catawba Lands Conservancy, Executive Committee; Board of Directors, 2008
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1996-1998
  • American Bar Association, 1974-present