Noelle Wooten provides expertise in several areas of environmental law, including environmental litigation, environmental due diligence, risk assessment and negotiation strategies in real estate transactions, and environmental compliance and regulatory counseling in matters involving chemical, drug packaging, retail and waste management. Noelle is also a trained mediator.

For more than twenty years, Noelle has assisted clients in solving litigation matters involving complex toxic tort issues, private party disputes and administrative penalty matters. She has appeared and argued before federal, state and administrative courts and commissions, including the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings and the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission. Noelle also negotiated one of the first prospective purchaser agreements under EPA Brownfields Initiative.

Noelle has lectured and authored presentations on a variety of environmental topics, including the Toxic Substances Control Act, Superfund, RCRA, Brownfields, Drug Master File Management, and Sustainability in the retail, consumer goods and reverse logistics industry. She previously served as the President and National Delegate of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Charlotte and a Board Member for the Uptown YMCA and Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum.

Prior to attending law school, Noelle worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the Office of Solid Waste, where she wrote portions of the 1990 Toxicity Characteristic Rule and served as Co-Chairperson for the FIFRA / RCRA Policy Issues Committee. While attending law school, Noelle was selected and served as a Hardy Cross Dillard Fellow during her second year of law school and as the Senior Fellow the following year. She also worked for LexisNexis® as a research assistance and course trainer during law school. Noelle was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and recognized as the American Institute of Chemists' Outstanding Senior by her undergraduate college.

Noelle was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2017 and 2018 for Commercial Litigation. In 2000, she was named a recipient of Charlotte Business Journal's "40 Under 40" award. Noelle is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Environmental and Health Law Sections, Member

Commercial Real Estate Women of Charlotte, Member, Former President and National Delegate

Mecklenburg County Bar, Environmental Law Committee, Member

National Groundwater Association, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Association, Member

University of Virginia School of Law, Hardy Cross Dillard Fellow


  • University of Virginia, J.D. (1992)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, B.A., Chemistry
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (1992)

Who We Are

Suite 2400, 214 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202-2381
t +1 704.338.5010
f +1 704.371.8323

Noelle E. Wooten

Experience Highlights

Chemical management
Defended chemical company in administrative action for alleged violation of Toxic Substances Control Act and provided advice and counsel in preparing more
Environmental and sustainability counseling and representation of a major, nationwide reverse logistics company
Environmental and sustainability counseling and representation of a major, nationwide reverse logistics company on a range of issues involving more
U.S. Legal Agent for international drug packaging manufacturer
Serve as U.S. Legal Agent for international drug packaging manufacturer for all matters involving drug master file submissions, inquiries and other more
Hazardous waste and Superfund litigation
Represented a number of companies in a large group of parties regarding hazardous waste disposal and Superfund issues at a bankrupt waste disposal more