Rose-Marie T. Carlisle

Of Counsel
T: 803.255.9429
F: 803.255.9165
Meridian, 17th Floor
1320 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Rory Carlisle is of counsel to Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia where she practices in environmental law and litigation.


  • Advises corporate, individual, and banking and investment clients on environmental risks and liabilities in real estate, business, and corporate transactions and operations
  • Has represented South Carolina industrial clients in enforcement actions under state and federal environmental statutes
  • Experience includes negotiation of alternative standards for the control of toxics in industrial wastewaters
  • Advises clients on environmental permitting, compliance, compliance audits, and investigations reporting
  • Represents industrial clients in enforcement actions under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

Previous Professional Experience

  • Practiced in Washington, D.C., centered on a range of issues affecting the oil and gas industry under the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the Clean Air Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Managed the audit of a large industrial facility in the United States, in which the company anticipated a series of audits by state and federal regulatory agencies and investigations by congressional committees
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of New Hampshire


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor 
  • University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, with Distinction