Wyche attorney Rita Bolt Barker is profiled in the 2023 edition of Super Lawyers, in a feature article that highlights her career as an Environmental attorney and her pro bono work for underserved populations. Barker is identified in South Carolina Super Lawyers as a leading Environmental attorney, along with twenty-two other Wyche attorneys.
Barker has broad experience helping clients navigate the wide range of laws that protect our natural resources. She delivers results for clients who need assistance in investigating and responding to permitting challenges, as well as in responding to requests for information and enforcement actions before administrative agencies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Barker also advises clients on environmental matters associated with corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and real estate deals. She has advised clients on matters arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the SC Pollution Control Act.
In addition to her primary focus on environmental matters, Barker regularly provides counsel in pro bono matters, including high-profile litigation brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to advocate for constitutional freedoms for all citizens.
Barker is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Clemson University. In addition to Super Lawyers, she is recognized as a top Environmental attorney by the legal industry’s foremost research publications, including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers®.
Wyche is a full-service law firm that has practiced law and served the community for 100 years. In that time, Wyche has participated in landmark litigation, served as counsel on cutting-edge transactions, and provided community leadership that has helped shape and drive our region’s growth and success. With offices in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Learn more at www.wyche.com.