Stan advises and counsels his clients in civil litigation matters in areas such as of business, employment, product liability, toxic tort, environmental, personal injury and wrongful death.  He litigates cases in arbitration as well as in state and federal courts.  Stan is also a NC Dispute Resolution Certified Mediator to conduct mediations in North Carolina Superior Court.

His recent experience includes:

  • Litigating breach of contract disputes and other general civil litigation, including Employment and Business Law, in various states;
  • Litigating Enforcement Actions by Governmental Entities/Department of Justice (DOL, OSHA, EPA, State DEQ) in various states;
  • Litigating wrongful death and personal injury actions, including those arising from exposure to toxic agents, motor vehicle, tractor-trailer and heavy machinery accidents;
  • Litigating property damage claims arising from contamination (PCBs, solvents, gasoline, metals and other toxic materials) and pesticide/fertilizer crop damage claims in various states;
  • Litigating permits/civil penalties and counseling with environmental laws in various states.

Stan has been designated by his peers as one of the BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® since 2011, a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” 2007 through 2010, and North Carolina’s Legal Elite since 2011. He has also been inducted as a Senior Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America (LCA-Proven Trial Lawyers), an invitation only trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. He has alsoserved on the Council for the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1998
  • All U.S. District Courts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1993 B.A.
  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, 1998
    • J.D. and Masters of Studies, Environmental Law
    • Magna Cum Laude

Published Works

  • Pretrial Considerations in Construction Litigation, presented September 2016 North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law CLE
  • Global Warming Litigation: Cooling Down or Heating up in the Private Sector, DRI, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee Newsletter, Winter, 2006
  • Critical Failures of Proof and Theory in MTBE Litigation, National Groundwater Association, Groundwater and Environmental Law Conference, July, 2005
  • Science Issues In Mold Litigation, ABA Section of Environment, Energy & Resources, Special Committee on Science & Technology Newsletter, December, 2002

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Joseph R. John, Sr., North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh, NC, Judicial Clerk, 1998 – 1999
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Associate, 1999 – 2006
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Member, 2007 – 2009
  • Strauch Green & Mistretta, P.C., Partner and Co-Owner, 2009-2021
  • Green Mistretta Law, PLLC, Partner and Co-Owner, 2021 – present