Samuel O. Lumpkin Associate

Sam’s practice focuses on advising clients on environmental regulatory and compliance matters. He also assists clients with transactional and project development matters with environmental considerations.

Sam has helped clients develop plans for remediation of contaminated properties, evaluate federal and state permits governing activities in wetland environments, and assess compliance with state regulation of coastal activities.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Sam practiced environmental litigation and toxic tort defense at a regional law firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he represented energy production and transportation companies in a wide variety of complex environmental litigation and general litigation matters.


Represented oil and natural gas producers in lawsuits involving alleged property damage and remediation issues related to historical oil and gas production, including groundwater contamination, wetlands loss, NORM, and surface contamination.

Represented energy companies in lawsuits alleging violation of coastal use permits and associated coastal use regulations.

Represented energy companies in litigation over disputed mineral rights and royalties.

  • Louisiana State University, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013
  • Appalachian State University, BS, 2009

Member, North Carolina State Bar

Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association

  • Louisiana
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
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