Steven A. Meckler

Partner, Litigation and Disputes Regional Service Line Leader

Known for being a strategic, thoughtful, and business-minded attorney, Steve counsels corporations with respect to complex business, product liability, construction, and real property litigation. He is licensed in North and South Carolina and has extensive experience in both the state and federal Courts in all stages of litigation. Steve also represents clients in a variety of administrative actions with various state agencies.

Steve’s tenacity, ability to be aggressive, and focus on the effective evaluation of a case are the crux of his success in handling a broad range of litigation matters. These matters include, defending large manufacturers against class action suits, acting as national coordinating counsel managing product liability cases, successfully representing a large manufacturer in a multimillion dollar vendor/supplier dispute, representing major corporations with ongoing state licensing disputes, and acting as regional counsel handling all litigation needs for a large development corporation. Steve never forgets that it is the business goals of his clients that are front and center of all strategic planning and his approach to litigation is to achieve those goals in the most effective and efficient manner possible. 

Steve is the former Managing Partner for the Charlotte office and former member of the firmwide Management Committee. Prior to these roles, Steve served as the Chair of the firmwide Finance Committee.

In addition to practicing law, Steve is an active Rotarian. He formerly served on the Executive Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Central and Western North Carolina and continues to provide pro bono legal assistance. He also chaired the Mecklenburg County Civil Superior Courts Committee that re-wrote the 26th Judicial District Superior Court Division Civil Rules.

Media Mentions: 

  • Represents an international manufacturer of building products as Regional Counsel defending class action product liability cases.
  • Represents an international manufacturer of appliances as Regional Counsel defending onslaught product liability attacks from the Plaintiff’s bar and associated consolidated actions in federal court.
  • Acted as National Coordinating Counsel for a manufacturer in defending onslaught product liability cases being brought throughout the United States on product specific lines.
  • Represents many national corporations in high end licensing disputes with the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Ohio.
  • Successfully defended a manufacturer in a product liability action where the damages sought exceeded $20 million.
  • Successfully represented a developer in obtaining a Judgment for half of a million dollars in a breach of contract suit.
  • Successfully represented a manufacturer in a data theft suit, obtaining $4 million in disputed coverage under its insuring policy.
  • Successfully resolved a multimillion vendor supplier dispute on favorable terms for a large manufacturer.