Practice primarily in the field of environmental litigation and regulatory compliance.
Robust litigation practice focusing on class actions, toxic torts, nuisance and trespass suits, administrative actions by EPA and state agencies, and citizens' suits.
Advise clients with environmental compliance and permitting issues before state and federal regulatory agencies.
Assist the firm’s real estate and other non-litigation practice groups to assess potential environmental risks associated with business transactions.
Counsel clients on improving profitability through strategic management of environmental performance and sustainability issues.
The Alabama State Bar requires the following disclosure: "No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."
Licensed since 2004
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||2004||07/19/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star Environmental||Alabama Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||Birmingham Business Journal||2013|
|Environmental Law||Best Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Leadership Forum||Alabama State Bar||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Albert L. Vreeland Pro Bono Award||Alabama State Bar Association||2009|
|Leadership Award||National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alabama Chapter||2007|
|Order of the Coif||University of Alabama School of Law||2004|
|M. Leigh Harrison Award||University of Alabama School of Law||2004|
|Shareholder||Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.||2004 - Present|
|Environmental Consultant||Bhate Associates||1999 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Alabama State Bar, Environmental Law Section||Vice Chair||2013 - Present|
|Green Resource Center for Alabama||Vice President||2010 - Present|
|Cahaba River Society||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|U.S. Green Building Council, Alabama Chapter||LEED Accredited Professional||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources||Member||2004 - Present|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Corley, et al. v. Colonial Pipeline Company, et al||Confidential Settlement|
|Blackwarrior Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Birmingham Airport Authority, et al.||Confidential Settlement|
|United States of America v. McWane Pipe, et al.||Settled after defense win on appeal|
|Alabama State Bar Association||Law in a Changing Climate||2009|
|Natural Resources & Environment magazine (ABA)||The Future of Federal Storm Water Regulation After Rapanos||2007|
|Alabama Law Review||Do Smart Growth Policies Invite Regulatory Takings Challenges? A Survey of Smart Growth and Regulatory Takings in the Southeastern United States||2004|
|University of Alabama School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Yale University||Natural Resources||Master of Forestry||1998|
|Rhodes College||Religious Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Commercial Real Estate Law Seminar||Overview of Green Building Movement||2009|
|Current Issues in Stormwater Regulations||Stormwater Regulatory Enforcement||2006|