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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 practice focuses on insurance, product liability, toxic tort and environmental disputes. He also counsels clients in commercial transactions presenting these issues.

Steve's insurance practice involves representation of policyholders exclusively. He represents policyholders in courts across the country. Among the many coverage actions Steve handles currently is his representation of a California-based real estate investment firm with over $8 billion in assets under management in a $26 million insurance coverage lawsuit, and a public telecommunications company in a coverage action in Chicago involving environmental contamination at a former plant. He also counsels businesses relative to their coverage needs and negotiates with insurers for the most favorable coverage terms available.

Steve has represented alleged polluters at several EPA National Priority List sites. Steve currently represents a public chemical company in a series of interrelated state and federal lawsuits arising from the client's alleged discharges of "emerging compounds." These lawsuits include multiple class actions and litigation brought by regulators and public interest groups.

Steve serves as U.S. coordinating counsel for product liability and toxic tort litigation brought against three international product manufacturers.

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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, 2004-12
  • Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Visitors Advisory Committee, 2004-10 
  • Leadership Charlotte, Board of Directors, 1998-2004
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