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Max E. Justice

Retired of Counsel
Charlotte | 704.335.9010
Fax | 704.334.4706

Max Justice has extensive experience in regulatory and administrative law and has represented clients in federal and state courts and agencies, with special emphasis on proceedings involving environmental issues.

He is general environmental counsel for national manufacturers and other companies. In addition, he frequently lectures and participates in seminars on environmental law and compliance issues.  

While at Wake Forest University, Max was the associate editor of the Wake Forest Law Review.

Representative Experience

  • Defense of toxic torts, environmental property damage and personal injury claims.
  • Environmental audits for compliance reviews and for due diligence in transactions.
  • Compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste requirements.
  • Negotiations with state and federal agencies.
  • Environmental considerations and evaluations in the sale or acquisition of property and businesses.
  • Superfund cleanups and litigation.
  • Environmental permitting issues.
  • SARA Title III compliance.
  • Clean Air Act compliance.
  • State Air Toxics compliance.
  • Wastewater discharge permitting.
  • Defense of Notices of Violation and enforcement actions.
  • Corporate strategic planning to achieve and maintain environmental compliance and avoid crisis reaction.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Environmental Law, 1997-2020; Environmental Litigation, 2011-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Charlotte for Environmental Law, 2014
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Environmental Law, 2010-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Environmental; Litigation; Renewable Energy


  • Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association, President, 2011-2012; Vice-President, 2010
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Board of Visitors