Stephen D. Coggins


Phone: (910) 763-3404

Mr. Coggins concentrates his practice in civil litigation and regulatory matters, focusing on complex coastal business and property issues. His litigation experience includes representing clients in a wide array of dispute resolution venues, including jury and bench trials in state and federal courts, administrative and quasi-judicial proceedings, arbitration, and mediation. He is also certified by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court Civil Actions.

Mr. Coggins represents clients dealing with a myriad of municipal, state and federal laws concerning coastal management, development, business associations and contracts, property, infrastructure, environmental, transportation, eminent domain, and insurance coverage issues. He deals directly with officials at all levels of government in many contexts.

In addition to individuals and private development clients, he has served as Town Attorney for two beach municipalities, which work also includes advocating legislation in the North Carolina General Assembly and United States Congress.

Prior to joining Rountree Losee in 2002, Mr. Coggins practiced law in Raleigh, NC for 25 years. Formerly a partner with Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, L.L.P., he began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable F. T. Dupree, Jr., Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.


North Carolina State Bar, 1978
U.S. District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1978

  • Wake Forest Law Review
  • Wake Forest Moot Court Board
  • Dean’s List

A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1974

  • Morehead Nominee
  • Order of the Old Well
  • Dean’s List

Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2000
  • First Recipient, Art Prosser Volunteer of the Year for Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities