June 22, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 173


Brent A. Rosser

Brent defends companies in environmental litigation and related administrative and regulatory matters. His clients value his thoughtful solutions-based approach to complex environmental issues, including issues related to the management of coal ash and other solid wastes.

Brent has substantial experience defending actions alleging violations of federal and state environmental laws, as well as state common laws such as nuisance and trespassing. In light of the number and variety of environmental laws he has faced throughout his career, Brent has established a deep understanding of the complex challenges companies encounter and can help quickly develop strategies in responding to them. He regularly partners with Fortune 500 clients to advise on litigation and regulatory strategy in support of business objectives, future growth and success.

Brent is licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in North Carolina, as well as the US Supreme Court. He has performed pro bono work with the Children’s Law Center and Legal Services of North Carolina, both based in Charlotte.

Relevant Experience

  • Regularly represents major electric utilities throughout the country in all aspects of defense of actions brought under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

  • Regularly represents major utilities in environmental litigation related to the storage and disposal of coal combustion residuals, including coal ash.

  • Regularly represents major utilities in environmental litigation in defense of actions involving nuisance and other common law claims.

  • Regularly represents major utility associations in environmental litigation and regulatory matters.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Brent A. Rosser