James S. (“Jamie”) Whitlock is an environmental attorney whose practice focuses on complex environmental damage litigation in federal court, with an emphasis on mass environmental torts, federal Clean Water Act and other citizen suit litigation, and sustainable land use practices and responsible energy choices.  Jamie also maintains a public interest environmental and land use practice in a variety of local, administrative, state and federal venues.  Jamie has litigated numerous environmental and land use cases in federal district courts nationwide, the state courts of North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas, and in local and administrative venues throughout the southeast.

Jamie attended Vermont Law School, where he graduated from the law school’s joint degree program, earning a Juris Doctor in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law in 2001. While at Vermont Law School, Jamie also served as Managing Editor of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, lobbied for environmental and other causes in the Vermont state legislature, and worked extensively with the Vermont Environmental Board, which administers Vermont’s landmark land use statute, Act 250.

Upon completion of law school, Jamie returned to the mountains of western North Carolina and worked with the Melrose, Seago & Lay law firm as an associate attorney for approximately three years.  While at Melrose, Seago & Lay, Jamie worked on a wide variety of civil matters, with a focus on civil litigation, land use disputes, and appellate advocacy.  In February of 2008, Jamie joined Gary A. Davis & Associates as an associate attorney, and was named a partner/shareholder in Davis & Whitlock, P.C. in February 2012.

Jamie attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History, With Honors.

Bar Admissions 

  • North Carolina (2005)
  • U.S. District Court Western District North Carolina (2008)
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina (2014)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit (2016)