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Steven D. Weber

Charlotte | 704.335.9065
Columbia | By Appointment Only
Atlanta | By Appointment Only
Mobile | 704.957.7668
Fax | 704.334.4706

Steve Weber has been an environmental lawyer at Parker Poe for nearly 30 years. Steve’s environmental practice is broad, encompassing related practice areas such as regulatory, administrative, zoning, and municipal law. His practice is three-fold: litigation, compliance, and transactional. In the litigation arena, Steve defends clients in state, federal, administrative, and local zoning matters, as well as multi-district litigation and class actions. Steve’s compliance practice involves permitting, environmental audits, regulatory counseling, and agency relations. Steve’s transactional work includes environmental aspects of mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, financing, and Brownfields agreements.

Steve was appointed by the North Carolina Speaker of the House to the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (NCEMC) and served a four-year term. The NCEMC approves North Carolina environmental rules, serves as a quasi-judicial body to rule on environmental appeals, and decides special statutory certifications such as interbasin transfers.

In 2022, Steve was named by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for environmental litigation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Steve is a regular speaker and lecturer on emerging environmental issues and provides interactive training on environmental auditing, regulatory writing and legal privileges. Steve also routinely authors environmental publications and updates on emerging topics.

Representative Experience

  • Steve’s clients include utilities, foundries and steel mills, forest products, pulp and paper, construction, solid and hazardous waste services, chemical and consumer product manufacturing, flooring products, financial institutions, warehousing, municipalities, textile services, military product manufacturers, hospitality services, medical services, real estate developers, pipeline services, renewable energy (solar, wind and hydroelectric), breweries, agencies, and home builders, among others.
  • PFAS regulatory counseling, investigation and litigation, including federal, multi-district, state and class action defense.
  • Interbasin transfer defense, counseling, and challenges.
  • Odor, noise, and alleged nuisance compliance and litigation.
  • Solid and hazardous waste management and disposal matters.
  • Water quality permitting and certifications, compliance, and litigation, drought management, wetlands, NPDES permitting, and hydropower matters.
  • Federal Superfund litigation and state court litigation involving soil and groundwater impacts. This includes representation of a State Agency in its efforts to address environmental impacts and obtain reimbursement from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and a fellow State Agency.
  • Agency relations.
  • Environmental insurance litigation.
  • Appeals of agency orders.
  • Hazardous waste compliance and responses to notices of violation under RCRA.
  • Renewable energy (solar, wind and hydropower).
  • Pipeline development.
  • Citizen suits under RCRA, CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other environmental statutes.
  • Clean Air Act Title V permitting and other air matters.
  • Consumer product labeling and FIFRA regulation, including imported products.
  • Environmental permitting issues.
  • Underground storage tank regulation and cleanups.
  • Environmental issues in business transactions, including due diligence reviews, environmental audits, and site assessments.
  • Environmental and business class action litigation.
  • TSCA compliance matters.
  • Brownfield redevelopment.
  • Environmental professional negligence defense.
  • Environmental aspects of zoning, and land use planning.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Charlotte for Environmental Litigation, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America in Environmental Law, 2011-2023; Environmental Litigation, 2011-2023
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Environmental Law, 2009-2022
  • Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in Environmental Law, 2009, 2012-2013, 2016, 2018-2019
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009
  • Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ in Environmental; Municipalities & Counties; Litigation; Class Action Defense; Resort, Hospitality & Planned Development; Renewable Energy; Eco-Business


  • North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, 2005-2009
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class of XXIII
  • Mecklenburg County Air Quality Commission, Chairman, 2003-2005
  • Mecklenburg County Environmental Policy Coordinating Council, Chairman, 2003-2005
  • Mecklenburg County Environmental Protection Commission, Chairman, 1999-2003; Vice-Chair, 1997-1999
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Young Professional of the Year