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North Carolina



University of Wisconsin, J.D., with honors, 1985

University of Wisconsin, B.A., magna cum laude, 1982


Steve DeGeorge's litigation practice focuses on insurance coverage, product liability, toxic tort and environmental disputes. He also counsels clients in mergers, acquisitions and other commercial transactions presenting these issues.

Steve represents National Gypsum Company in an insurance coverage action that will establish new law concerning the “absolute pollution exclusion.” National Gypsum Company v. ACE American Ins. Co., U.S. Dist. Court, Western District of North Carolina, Case No. 3:10-CV-00022. He has represented alleged polluters at several EPA National Priority List sites, including the Horton Iron Site (Wilmington, North Carolina), the Valmont TCE Site (Hazleton, Pennsylvania) and the Ward Transformer Site (Raleigh, North Carolina). This representation has included negotiation with the EPA of appropriate remedial measures and liability allocation, as well as successful litigation of our clients’ alleged liabilities. Steve serves as U.S. coordinating counsel for product liability and toxic tort litigation brought against three international product manufacturers. In this capacity, he has assembled a nationwide network of excellent and cost-effective product liability attorneys.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter, Board of Advisors
  • American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; Toxic Torts and Environmental Litigation Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Insurance Law Section, Council Member; Bylaws Committee and Ethics Committee, Chair

Community Affiliations

  • Project Life Movement, Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • Levine Children's Hospital, Board of Ambassadors, 2012-present
  • Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, Board of Directors, 2004-present
  • Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Visitors Advisory Committee, 2004-present 
  • Leadership Charlotte, Board of Directors, 1998-2004
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