Seagle Law is currently listed in US News – Best LawyersBest Law Firms in America.” Harold is listed in Best Lawyers in America, North Carolina Super Lawyers and, in 2012, he was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association’s Legal Practice Hall of Fame.  

Over the years, Harold has expanded his practice areas by working individually on many local, national and international matters and, in this expanded practice, he has worked in active association with leading attorneys and firms all across North Carolina, the United States and the United Kingdom. His practice has grown dramatically in scope and complexity, leading him to significant involvement in many nationally prominent environmental and pharmaceutical litigation matters, including the national opioid litigation, now the largest civil action in history.  Harold’s national work includes involvement in hundreds of cases in the Gulf in the Deep Water Horizon (BP Oil Spill) matter.  On the West Coast, he and the trial team there represented the State of California as Private Attorneys General, successfully litigating against the major national oil companies in ground water contamination cases across  the state.  For this work, Harold and the team were selected by “California Lawyer” as  California Attorneys of the Year for Environmental cases.  Notably, Harold’s work in California was in active association with Erin Brockovich throughout the time the Academy Award winning film bearing her name was being filmed and released.

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Representative Cases

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 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.
Ground water Contamination case involving Diesel fuel, chromium/chromate, chlorinated solvents and toluene representing individual plaintiffs against Trinity American Corporation
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.
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.

Sea Eagle Racing

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.

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