Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • J.D. University of South Carolina, 1999
  • B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
  • South Carolina, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
78 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Elizabeth Applegate Dieck

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Elizabeth’s environmental law practice includes navigating the complex web of environmental regulations, obtaining permits, compliance counseling and the resolution or avoidance of environmental enforcement issues.  

Before joining Moore & Van Allen, Elizabeth served as the Director of Environmental Affairs for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) where she oversaw DHEC’s Office of Environmental Quality Control (EQC) and Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM).  In that role, she was responsible for all permitting, compliance and enforcement for the state’s environmental programs.  Prior to serving as the chief regulator for SC, Elizabeth was Chief Counsel for DHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management where she advised staff on permitting and enforcement issues in the 8 coastal counties of SC.  During her time at DHEC, Elizabeth worked closely with the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Army Corps of Engineers, other state and federal regulators as well as industry and environmental groups. Elizabeth was in private practice working as a litigation attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA for 8 years before joining DHEC.

Elizabeth’s litigation practice includes bringing and defending challenges to permitting and enforcement decisions in front of government agencies and the S.C. Administrative Law Court. She has handled appeals before S.C. Court of Appeals and the S.C. Supreme Court.

Of Note

  • Named among The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Environmental, 2020
  • Regularly participated in panels and presented at seminars on environmental permitting and compliance issues
  • Environmental Council of States, Past Secretary Treasurer and Co-Chair of Compliance Committee
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2004


Professional Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Charleston County Bar
  • American Bar Association