Van Buren Law, Carol Jones Van Buren

524 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704/366-4608


North Carolina




Carol Jones Van Buren has practiced for more than 18 years exclusively in the area of environmental and natural resource law. Carol was a Partner in the Environmental Practice Group of Kennedy Covington for 10 years before she founded Van Buren Law, PLLC in 2008.   Carol has received the following honors in her field:

  • Elected to serve as the Chair of the Environmental Section of the North Carolina Bar Association in 2003-2004
  • Listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White) in the field of Natural Resources and Environmental Law from 2003 to 2014
  • Listed as a "North Carolina Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine from 2010 to 2015
  • Recognized as a 2017 Legal Elite in the field of Environmental Law by Business Carolina magazine.
  • Recognized by Business Carolina magazine as one of the Legal Elite in Environmental Law from 2008 to 2015
  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the field of Environmental Law from 2004 to 2015
  • "Best Law Firm" for Environmental Law for Charlotte, North Carolina by US News & World Reports
  • Pro Bono Award for Extraordinary Bar and Foundation Service, Mecklenburg Bar Foundation (2015)
  • Pro Bono Award, Habitat for Humanity(2015)
  • Graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in Physics from Wake Forest University

Clients report that Carol is “dependable, capable and knowledgeable" and is “fabulous in understanding different regulatory programs and working with authorities.” See 2007 Chambers USA. Carol also writes and speaks extensively on regulatory topics and has served on several stakeholder committees regarding North Carolina legislation and regulations.