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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.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||2004||07/19/2016|
|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||Immediate Past Chair||2015 - Present|
|Green Resource Center for Alabama||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|
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|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|