Ramona Cunningham O'Bryant

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Mona O'Bryant practices in the administrative law arena, focused primarily on environmental matters and the regulation of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages at federal, state and local levels.

Her environmental counseling practice includes environmental compliance, planning and permitting, administrative proceedings, auditing, and business and real estate transactions.  She has significant experience in wetland and stream permitting and mitigation, sediment and erosion control issues, remediation of contaminated properties, siting and permitting of solid waste management facilities, obtaining required local approvals, solid and hazardous waste management, and underground storage tank regulation.

Ms. O'Bryant also advises clients in the tobacco product and alcoholic beverage industries on compliance, excise tax and business issues that arise under federal statutes and under the regulation of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as well as state laws and regulations applicable to the manufacture, distribution and sale of these products.


  • J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Alderson-Broaddus College, 1979


  • North Carolina, 1985

Academic Honors

  • Order of the Coif North Carolina Law Review


  • Selected by her peers to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Environment Law, (Top of Field) Environmental Law (2011)
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA, as one of North Carolina Leaders, Environmental (2007-2014)
  • Recognized as on of North Carolina Business Leader's Women Extraordinaire (2010)
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Alderson-Broaddus College (2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *
  • Triad Business Journal's Top Women in Business (2004)

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section
      • Current – Chair
      • Previous – Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Council 
    • Chair CLE Committee, 2001-2004
    • Chair Endowment Committee, 2004-2007
    • Board of Governors, 1994-1997

Civic and Community Service

  • Advisory Board and Chair, Salvation Army of Greensboro
  • Advisory Board, Greensboro Beautiful, Inc.
  • Committee for Business, Accounting and Logistics Department, Guilford Technical Community College
  • First Baptist Church
    • Personnel Committee Chair
  • Northern Guilford Middle School