S. Kyle Woosley - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

S. Kyle Woosley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 336-271-3128

Kyle Woosley focuses his practice on environmental law. His practice routinely involves rendering advice on a variety of federal and state environmental law issues, including Superfund, clean water, and underground storage tank laws. He also has significant experience in representing and advising buyers and sellers of contaminated properties.

Kyle has authored a manual to aid financial institutions in identifying and managing environmental risk, and he served four years as co-editor of Environmental News, the newsletter of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation (2012-2016); Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" for Environmental Litigation (2016) 
  • Recognized as "Legal Elite" in Environmental Law, Business North Carolina magazine, 2010-2013
  • Power of Justice Award, Business Leader Magazine and NC Bar, 2008

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Environmental Law Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association, 2000-03
  • Member, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, American Bar Association
  • Member, Section of Administrative Law, American Bar Association
  • Advisory Council, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2002--
  • Board Member, Legal Aid of North Carolina, 2007-2012, and Chair of the Audit Committee, 2010--
  • Board of Directors, Youth Focus, Greensboro, 1992-98
  • Member, Advisory Council, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greensboro, 1990-92
  • Consultant, United Nations, World Health Organization, 1981-82. Drafted handbook for implementing code governing marketing of infant formula.
  • Consultant, United Nations Environmental Program, 1983. Researched US laws on hazardous chemicals for International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals


  • Recent Changes to the North Carolina Groundwater Rules, Environmental News, 1994
  • Environmental Management: A Manual for Community Financial Institutions, 1996



The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBA 1976Stanford UniversityJ.D. 1980
Legal Aid of North Carolina

Office Location

Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000
230 North Elm Street
P.O. Box 26000
Greensboro, NC 27420
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Greensboro Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Greensboro Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Greensboro Metro Area
S. Kyle Woosley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!S. Kyle Woosley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!S. Kyle Woosley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental