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Heather Spurlock Kennealy

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Hillsborough, NC

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  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 21 years
    Massachusetts - MA 16 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2008
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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A noted environmental law and litigation attorney who has secured significant judgments in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Louisiana courts for her private, commercial, and governmental clients. Heather S. Kennealy brings to her dual practice significant high-level experience in complex hazardous and solid waste, lead paint, petroleum, air emission, water pollution, septic system, UST and wetland matters. She also has experience in right-of way disputes, alternative energy leasing and contract negotiations.

Client-dedicated and responsive, Heather works to offer her clients excellent service and creative solutions to complex environmental problems, leading them through each step of regulatory processes and helping them achieve their goals. 

Her reputation as a leader in environmental law is the result of more than a decade of important work representing clients in state and federal courts and appearing before numerous state, federal and local regulatory commissions and public entities.  Before joining The Branan Law Firm she worked for the U.S. Coast Guard in their Claims and Litigation Section primarily as agency counsel in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This provided once in a lifetime training in emergency response measures and oil spill relief.  She has also worked for leading boutique environmental law firms in Boston (McRoberts, Roberts, & Rainer) as well as in Raleigh (Law Office of F. Bryan Brice, Jr.) She continues to collaborate with Mr. Brice on large environmental litigation matters.    




The Branan Law Firm
122 S Churton St Ste 205
Hillsborough, NC, 27278-2194
Law Office of F. Bryan Brice, Jr.
127 W Hargett St Suite 600
Raleigh, NC, 27601
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  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Vermont Law School
  • MA - Masters Environmental Law
  • 2002
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • North Carolina Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence Award
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • 2012

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Hillsborough Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Heather Spurlock Kennealy
Heather Spurlock Kennealy
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Hillsborough, NC
Licensed for 21 years
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