MTBE chemical contamination litigation in North Carolina Federal Court (Wilmington) representing more than 250 plaintiffs and, after trial, recovering the largest settlement in North Carolina history at the time of the settlement.
Harold and trial team in California selected by California Lawyer as California Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year for Environmental Cases for their service as Private Attorneys General for the State of California in securing settlements of groundwater contamination litigation against major oil companies throughout California involving more than 1000 sites and valued at approximately $200 million.
Numerous cases involved in Oil Rig Deepwater Horizon / BP Oil Spill successfully resolved for individual and corporate Plaintiffs in the Gulf of Mexico with many more cases currently in process.
Ground water Contamination case involving Diesel fuel, chromium/chromate, chlorinated solvents and toluene representing individual plaintiffs against Trinity American Corporation
Actively working with several governmental entities in claims against DuPont and Chemours involving water contamination by GenX and other chemicals in the Cape Fear River region
Harold has always enjoyed competition, whether it be in the Court Room or on the race track. He has found many of the lessons learned on the race track to be instructive and helpful in his profession at the bar.
In his “spare time” through the years, Harold has found success in motorcycle racing, with many podium finishes at such places as Daytona International Speedway; in car racing, with success in road racing and rally racing sports cars, with many wins in Hill Climb racing (and even one course record); numerous wins at the Targa Newfoundland FIA international race/rally (known as the iron man of motorsports competition); and several land speed records, even including one on a 1937 Indian Scout motorcycle.