Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Legal Elite – Environmental 2014


Craig A. Bromby
Hunton & Williams LLP, Raleigh

My first full-time job was as a lab technician at N.C. State University. The projects I worked on included the development of sweet acidophilus milk, investigating how mold in cacao pods affects finished chocolate and how to detect mold before the manufacturing process, and determining the optimal time for harvesting muscadine grapes to make wine.

Vita: Born March 26,1949, in Elizabeth, N.J.; bachelor’s degree from N.C. State University and law degree from UNC Chapel Hill; wife and two children with a grandchild due in March.

Why he chose to specialize in this field: It just so happened that my first job out of law school was with the state environmental-regulatory agency, which is now called the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. I never took an environmental-law class in law school.

Memorable case: Assisting the new owner of Orton Plantation in Wilmington obtain permits and approvals — dealing with and coordinating between eight state and federal regulatory agencies — for the restoration of historic rice fields and the establishment of a safe harbor for red-cockaded woodpecker habitat.

Where he’d live if he had to practice somewhere else: Holden Beach.

What he’d be if not a lawyer: A cartoonist.

Passions: Doing interesting and fun things with my family and old friends.

Favorite place: The Musee d’Orsay in Paris.

Hero: Willie Mays.

Don’t ask him to: Go shopping at the mall on Black Friday.

Find a specialty:

Legal Elite Home Page || Antitrust | Bankruptcy | Business | Construction | Corporate Counsel | Criminal Law | Employment | Environmental | Family Law | Intellectual Property | Litigation | Real Estate | Tax/Estate Planning | Young Guns

WINNER – Craig A. Bromby, Hunton & Williams LLP, Raleigh
Stanford D. Baird, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh
Stephen R. Berlin,
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston Salem
Bryan Brice Jr.,
The Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice Jr., Raleigh
Charles S. Carter,
Nexsen Pruet LLC, Raleigh
James L. Conner II,
Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh
Bradford A. De Vore,
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, Charlotte
Alexander Elkan,
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
Robert E. Futrell Jr.,
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
Thomas N. Griffin III,
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte
James F. Hopf,
Law Offices of James F. Hopf PLLC, Greenville
Keith H. Johnson,
Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh
T. Richard Kane,
Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh
Robert King III,
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
Steven J. Levitas,
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Raleigh
Donald M. Nielsen,
Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem
Garry Rice,
Duke Energy Corp., Charlotte
Frank H. Sheffield Jr.,
Ward and Smith PA, New Bern
V. Randall Tinsley,
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
William W. Toole,
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte
I. Clark Wright Jr., Davis Hartman Wright PLLC, New Bern

For 40 years, sharing the stories of North Carolina's dynamic business community.

Related Articles