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Steven A. Meckler

101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280


Alex Russell

Steven A. Meckler’s practice focuses primarily on representing corporations with respect to complex business, product liability, construction and real property litigation.  He is licensed in North and South Carolina and practices in both the state and federal courts.  Steve also has extensive experience in representing clients in a variety of administrative actions with various state agencies.

His representative clients include national development corporations, educational institutions, manufacturers, sports entertainment facilities, franchise entities and a wide array of other business ventures.

Steve is an active Rotarian and formerly served on the Executive Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Central and Western North Carolina.   Steve also chaired the Mecklenburg County Civil Superior Courts Committee that re-wrote the 26th Judicial District Superior Court Division Civil Rules.   Steve is a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy. 


  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2017
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2012 - 2017
  • North Carolina Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine, 2014
  • Top Ranked U.S. Executive, National Council of American Executives, 2014
  • Top Rated Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer, 2012
  • Leaders in the Law, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2011
  • Cambridge Who’s Who 2010
  • North Carolina Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2009 and 2010
  • North Carolina Law Impact Leader, Business Leader, North Carolina Legal Guide, 2009
  • Top Lawyers in North Carolina, Business Leader magazine, 2009
  • Charlotte Mover & Shaker, Business Leader magazine, 2009
  • Top Lawyers in Charlotte, Business Leader magazine, 2008
  • Past Fellow, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Litigation Counsel of America

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Charlotte Rotary, Member, Paul Harris Fellow
  • Charlotte Film Commission, Board Member
  • Mecklenburg County Court System, 2011, Member, Civil Court Committee
  • Providence Country Club, Board of Governors, past
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina, past Vice Chair, Executive Committee and current Board Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, past Member
  • South Carolina Task Force on Court Appointments, past Member
  • Charlotte Chamber Leadership Program, past
  • Bar Leadership Institute, past
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Facilities Committee Member

News Releases


06.01.2015Down but Not Out: Bankruptcy's Effect on Diversity of Citizenship
09.16.2008"You've Received Notice of an Administrative Action - Don't Panic"
03.01.2008"Protect Your Business: The Advantage of Self-Reporting," NCLCCA Newsletter
09.23.2005"Crisis Management: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Litigation," NCAEYC, Greensboro, North Carolina
03.01.2004"Recent Case Developments in the Area of Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions," The Defender, Volume XIII, Number 1, p. 3-5

Events and Presentations

2015"Superior Civil Court Makeover – A look into the Newly Revised Rules and Practices in Superior Civil Court, 2015," Mecklenburg County Bar
2013"Application of the Administrative Procedures Act," NCLCCA, Winston Salem, North Carolina
2013Played the role of a Congressional attorney on the television series "Homeland"
2010Featured guest on CNN regarding the foreclosure crisis
2007"Litigation Risks and Crisis Management," NCLCCA, Clemmons, North Carolina
2007"Avoiding the Pitfalls of Litigation and Current Trends in Licensing in North Carolina," NCLCCA, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
2006“Liability: Protective and Proactive Strategies for Your Child Care Business”, Davidson County Partnership for Children

Alternate biographies



  • J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University, Paul J. Hergenroeder Award Recipient, Jessup Moot Court, 1999

Bar and Court Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2000
  • North Carolina, 1999
  • United States Supreme Court, 2014
  • United States District Court South Carolina, 2001
  • United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1999
  • United States District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1999
  • United States District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1999



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