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Litigation and environmental attorney with over 11 years of experience representing heavily regulated industries including pipeline companies; steel, pipe, and cement manufacturers; natural resource companies; landfills; local governments; and real estate developers.

Relentless focus on adding value by leveraging our firm's knowledge and experience in representing regulated companies to efficiently achieve the clients'​ business goals.   

Ability to draw from legal experience as well as graduate degree in natural resource management and prior work as a project manager for an environmental consulting company.

Litigation experience includes representing clients in class actions, construction and contract disputes, toxic torts, nuisance and trespass suits, administrative actions by EPA and state agencies, and citizens'​ suits.

Routinely advise clients with environmental compliance and permitting issues before state and federal regulatory agencies.

Help assess potential environmental risks associated with real property and 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."


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    12 years
  2. Environmental: 50%
    12 years

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Contact info

Maynard Cooper & Gale

1901 Sixth Avenue North
Suite 2400
Birmingham, AL, 35203


ALAuthorized to practice law200407/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star EnvironmentalAlabama Super Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40Birmingham Business Journal2013
Environmental LawBest Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Leadership ForumAlabama State Bar2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Albert L. Vreeland Pro Bono AwardAlabama State Bar Association2009
Leadership AwardNational Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alabama Chapter2007
Order of the CoifUniversity of Alabama School of Law2004
M. Leigh Harrison AwardUniversity of Alabama School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMaynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.2004 - Present
Environmental ConsultantBhate Associates1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama State Bar, Environmental Law SectionImmediate Past Chair2015 - Present
Green Resource Center for AlabamaPresident2010 - Present
Cahaba River SocietyBoard Member2010 - Present
U.S. Green Building Council, Alabama ChapterLEED Accredited Professional2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and ResourcesMember2004 - Present
Birmingham Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Corley, et al. v. Colonial Pipeline Company, et alConfidential 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
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Publication nameTitleDate
Alabama State Bar AssociationLaw in a Changing Climate2009
Natural Resources & Environment magazine (ABA)The Future of Federal Storm Water Regulation After Rapanos2007
Alabama Law ReviewDo Smart Growth Policies Invite Regulatory Takings Challenges? A Survey of Smart Growth and Regulatory Takings in the Southeastern United States2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Yale UniversityNatural ResourcesMaster of Forestry1998
Rhodes CollegeReligious StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Commercial Real Estate Law SeminarOverview of Green Building Movement2009
Current Issues in Stormwater RegulationsStormwater Regulatory Enforcement2006