J. HAROLD SEAGLE
J. HAROLD SEAGLE, born Marion, North Carolina, admitted to Bar, 1977; admitted to practice in all North Carolina State Courts including the North Carolina Supreme Court; admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1977; United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1988; United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 1992; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1982; United States Supreme Court, 1982.
University of North Carolina (B.A., 1973); Phi Beta Kappa;
University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D. 1977).
PROFESSIONAL: North Carolina Bar Association Legal Practice Hall of Fame; Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale- Hubbell (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards); Listed for more than 20 years in Best Lawyers in America (listed in Environmental Law and Admiralty and Maritime Law); Seagle Law listed in US News and World Report Best Law Firms in America; Listed in 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers – Environmental litigation; Who’s Who in American Law; 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Counsel of record for many North Carolina Counties and Cities, together with Consortium of leading national law firms, in national pharmaceutical litigation particularly related to the opioid epidemic, the same being the largest civil action in US history;
Environmental Law: * Counsel of record in numerous environmental cases across the US and Virgin Islands; Appeared as Private Attorney General for the State of California, with trial team, in major environmental litigation involving MTBE contamination of ground water; Member of legal team in hundreds of matters resulting from the Oil Rig Deepwater Horizon matter (BP oil spill), involving significant and widespread environmental and economic damage throughout the Gulf of Mexico;
Maritime Law Institute, College of Charleston School of Law; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Advocates for Justice; North Carolina College of Advocacy; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Former Chairman; Chairman/Executive Committee); Proctor in Admiralty, Maritime Law Association of the United States; Fifth Judicial District Bar, Past President; 28th Judicial District Bar; North Carolina Bar Council of Presidents; Master, Wilmington Inns of Court; Master of the Bench, Francis Drake Admiralty Inn of Court. Regularly engaged in association with leading attorneys throughout North Carolina and across the nation in complex civil litigation seeking creative and positive resolution of legal conflicts.