Joan Hartley: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Joan Hartley

Special Counsel
Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Environmental, Administrative & Regulatory Law
  • Real Estate
University USC Aiken, B.A., 1998
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 2004
Admitted2004, South Carolina; North Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina

Joan W. Hartley practices in the environmental and real estate groups. Ms. Hartley focuses her practice on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance matters, and business transactions involving environmental issues.

She counsels companies on a variety of federal environmental laws and their state counterparts, including compliance with the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. She represents clients in environmental litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative law courts.

Ms. Hartley earned her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from USC-Aiken. She worked in the waste management industry before attending the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she received her J.D., cum laude, in 2004.

Career Highlights

· Center for Sustainable Leadership Graduate, Urban Land Institute (2013)


Nexsen Pruet Earns Designation as 'Midlands Green Business'
Nexsen Pruet has earned designation as a Midlands Green Business, joining other Columbia-area organizations that are committed to environmentally responsible practices in the workplace.


· Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate in South Carolina
Nexsen Pruet attorneys Ed Menzie, Tommy Lavender and Joan Hartley are contibuting authors for the newly published book.

Federal Courts Provide Guidance on Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Obligations under CERCLA
Your client wishes to buy a piece of commercial property that was once an industrial site....

Civic & Professional Memberships

· American Bar Association

· Richland County Bar Association

· South Carolina Bar


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Joan Hartley

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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