William Clarke


Billy Clarke is a partner with the firm. He has over thirty years of experience representing public and private clients in Environmental Law. Billy Clarke is a native of Western North Carolina. He has strong ties to the community, the region and the state. He is well regarded by his peers, having been recognized as a member of Best Lawyers in America since 1997, a member of Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite since 2005 (Hall of Fame recipient since 2012) and a North Carolina Super Lawyer since 2007.

 His practice focuses on environmental permitting and compliance, transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated property, environmental and administrative litigation, water quality issues and the representation of local governments on environmental matters. He has extensive experience in Brownfields Redevelopment for both public and private clients.

Billy obtained his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his Juris Doctor from UNC Chapel Hill. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association (Past Chair of the Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources) and the American Bar Association (member of the Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environment).

Member Bar Number: 10278

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, Government Law, Land Use Law

States Licensed


North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina


Contact Information

Roberts & Stevens, P.A. | Email: bclarke@roberts-stevens.com   | Phone: 828-252-6600