Paul is Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Group at Woods Rogers PLC.... more
Paul is Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Group at Woods Rogers PLC. He concentrates his practice in the area of environment, health and safety as well as mining and natural resources issues. In addition, based upon his experience as both an Assistant U.S. Attorney and as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia as well as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Cri... view profile
Michael K. Smeltzer practices in our Corporate and Business Law, Environmental and... more
Michael K. Smeltzer practices in our Corporate and Business Law, Environmental and Real Estate and Land Use sections. The Abingdon native was a founding member of the Roanoke firm Smeltzer Hart, which later merged with the Hazlegrove Law Firm to become Hazlegrove, Dickinson, Rea, Smeltzer Brown. In 1985, the Hazlegrove firm merged with Woods Rogers. After graduating from Virginia Milit... view profile
Daniel C. Summerlin III practices in the firms Environmental Law, White Collar Crime,... more
Daniel C. Summerlin III practices in the firms Environmental Law, White Collar Crime, Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Law sections. Dan has represented management and municipalities in cases involving a wide array of criminal, environmental and employment issues. His practice has included litigation in state and federal courts, representing clients before state and federal... view profile
Environmental / natural resources lawyers deal with the government's rules for the use of natural resources, such as air, land, and water. These attorneys also typically have experience working with the government agencies that regulate natural resources, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or a state Bureau of Land Management. If you are a business owner that may have caused pollution (for example, your underground oil tank leaked), or if you want to use a natural resource for your personal use (for example, water from a river to irrigate your property), an environmental lawyer or a natural resources lawyer can help you understand the complex laws in this area and how to avoid problems.