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Weston Adams, III

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Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
weston.adams@nelsonmullins.com
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Weston Adams co-chairs the Energy Industry Group and practices energy, environmental, and appellate law.

Weston Adams co-chairs the Energy Industry Group and practices energy, environmental, and appellate law.

Weston Adams co-chairs the Energy Industry Group and practices energy, environmental, and appellate law.

Experience

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Experience

  • Served as lead counsel on more than 100 appeals to the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
  • Acted as lead counsel for solar developer in PURPA litigation at the South Carolina Public Service Commission.
  • Served as lead counsel for microgrid developer in litigation at the District of Columbia Public Service Commission.
  • Acted as lead counsel for EV charging station manufacturer in two proceedings at the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
  • Acted as lead counsel on regulatory, permitting, environmental, and/or land use issues for solar, biomass, biofuels, biogas, and waste-to-energy renewable energy projects.
  • Worked as lead counsel for multiple defendants in a RCRA citizen's suit class action concerning allegations of groundwater contamination.
  • Served as lead counsel for all of one client's U.S. facilities in obtaining Green-e approval that the facilities' energy qualifies as renewable under the Green-e Energy National Standard.
  • Served as lead counsel for multiple clients in both the Carolina Transformer Superfund Site case in North Carolina and the Ward Transformer Superfund Site case in North Carolina.

Educational Activities

  • University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    • Junior year abroad

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1991)
    • Research Editor, South Carolina Law Review
    • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
  • University of Florida, MA (1997)
  • University of the South (Sewanee), BA (1987)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Board of Directors, E4 Carolinas
  • Board of Directors, S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance 
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Environmental Technical Committee
  • Former Chairman, South Carolina Conservation Bank Commission
    • Served on Commission from 2004 to 2014, during which time this state agency  provided state funding for the permanent conservation of more than 250,000 acres of land in South Carolina
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