NAAG Roles

Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Mary Lucasse has been a Special Deputy Attorney General in the Environmental Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice (“NCDOJ”) since 2009. Prior to joining the NCDOJ, she had extensive complex civil litigation experience working for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General (from 1986 – 1991) and in private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii (from 1991-2009). Mary has represented plaintiffs and defendants in various actions filed in state and federal courts. After arriving at the NCDOJ, she was assigned to work exclusively on an original jurisdiction case titled South Carolina v. North Carolina, No. 138 filed in the United States Supreme Court. Once that case settled, she has provided legal representation to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and related Boards and Commissions including the Environmental Management Commission, the Coastal Resources Commission, the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the North Carolina Board for the Licensing of Geologists, and other Boards and Commissions as assigned. Mary received her B.A. in History from Calvin College in 1981 and her J.D. with honor from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1986.