Bar Admissions

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's insurance practice involves representation of policyholders exclusively. He represents policyholders from across the country in state and federal courts in North Carolina and elsewhere. Among the many coverage actions Steve handles currently is his representation of a California-based commercial real estate investment manager with over $8 billion in assets under management in a $26 million insurance coverage lawsuit, and a major drywall manufacturer in an $8 million coverage dispute concerning the "absolute pollution exclusion." 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, including in North Carolina, South Carolina and Pennsylvania. This work has included negotiations 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.

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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, 2004-10 
  • Leadership Charlotte, Board of Directors, 1998-2004
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