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Joseph A. Ponzi

Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000, 230 North Elm Street, P.O. Box 26000 Greensboro, North Carolina 27420
Firm: Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
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Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Years In Practice

Phone Number (336) 373-8850

An experienced litigator, Joey Ponzi represents clients in the areas of environmental law, health care litigation, and complex business litigation. He regularly appears before state and federal, trial, appellate, and administrative courts.

He represents businesses in a wide variety of environmental litigation matters such as NPDES, Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act permitting, NEPA, SPCA, and civil penalty assessments. He has experience representing municipalities and water authorities in environmental contamination disputes. He also represents clients in cleanup disputes between responsible parties, and in insurance disputes over coverage for environmental contamination. Joey has appeared extensively in litigation before administrative bodies, as well as in trial and appellate courts, both state and federal.

Joey works with state and federal agencies and advises clients on various environmental issues, including Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act permitting, underground storage tanks, contaminated property, and land use. Examples include a brownfields project for the redevelopment of a 50+ acre historic mill, and permitting for a beach renourishment project. He has represented developers, municipalities, natural resource sector companies, and a range of other businesses.

Joey represents clients in a myriad of complex business disputes, including issues related to construction, motor carrier disputes, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice claims, franchise disputes, land use, and quiet title actions. He regularly appears before trial and appellate courts. He is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration of large-scale public construction projects.

He represents clients in health care litigation, including Medicaid Waiver disputes with LME/MCOs, licensing and penalty disputes with DHHS. He has extensive experience in Medicaid payment disputes, including payment clawbacks and misprocessing of claims. He regularly appears before the Office of Administrative Hearings, and has substantial experience working and negotiating with regulators.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
  • Received the 2018 Good for Kids Award from the North Carolina Pediatric Society (2018)
  • Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation (2013-2014), and as a "Rising Star" in Environmental Litigation (2015, 2017-2020)
  • Recognized as one of the Triad Business Journal's "40 Leaders Under 40" (2018)
University of Virginia, J.D.
Graduated 2007
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, B.S.
Graduated 2002
Contact Details and Office Locations
Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000, 230 North Elm Street, P.O. Box 26000
Greensboro, North Carolina 27420
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