Frank H. Sheffield, Jr.


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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 867
New Bern, NC 28563-0867

Professional Experience

Mr. Sheffield is retired.  His law practice encompassed federal and state environmental law and regulation, air quality and water quality permitting, compliance counseling, and contaminated property issues.

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 1989
  • Texas, 1974
  • All state courts in North Carolina
  • All state courts in Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina

Honors and Distinctions*

  • The Best Lawyers in America,1995-2015
  • "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina, 2005 and 2007-2014
  • "Super Lawyer," North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2009-2014


  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1974
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1968

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • American Bar Association — Section: Environment, Energy and Resources (past committee vice chair)
  • Cape Fear River Assembly, Inc.
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Sections: Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law (past chair); Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • North Carolina Ports Advisory Council (chair)
  • Texas State Bar — Section: Environmental and Natural Resources Law

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