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Rebecca Wright Pritchett

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Birmingham, AL

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Practice areas
  1. Environmental and natural resources
    85%
    Full-service environmental and natural resources, including federal and state regulation, permitting, enforcement and litigation.

    29 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    5%
    Commercial real estate transactions

    29 years

  3. Oil and gas
    5%
    Permitting, leasing, force pooling, exploration and production, and carbon sequestration in Alabama. Former Oil & Gas Board regulator (8 years).

    18 years

  4. State, local, and municipal law
    5%
    Representation of public entities

Rebecca Pritchett is an experienced environmental, natural resources, and oil and gas attorney, focusing on the Intersection of Government and Business. With a deep background in environmental and natural resources law, Rebecca’s practice includes environmental permitting and compliance, enforcement defense, brownfield redevelopment, hazardous waste, CERCLA contribution and cost recovery, water quality, water rights, oil & gas exploration and production, mining, timber, legislative drafting, and lobbying.

Rebecca advises developers, property owners, and lenders during the redevelopment of urban and rural brownfield properties and landowners with issues related to wetlands, endangered species, concentrated animal feeding operations, borrow pits, and the construction of logging roads. She has litigated environmental cases in federal and state courts and administrative hearings before state environmental agencies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Rebecca helps clients deal with all aspects of contaminated property, from environmental permitting and reporting requirements to brownfield redevelopment, financial incentives, and financing options. She also represents clients in CERCLA/Superfund matters, including negotiating administrative orders with EPA, performing multi-party cost allocations, managing cooperating groups of potentially responsible parties (PRPs), and bringing cost recovery actions on behalf of PRP groups.

Rebecca assists commercial, industrial, and municipal utility clients in Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act issues, including regulatory compliance, internal environmental audits, permitting, citizen suit defense, and administrative enforcement defense. Rebecca also works with estate planning and administration attorneys in planning and administering estates with potentially contaminated property.

Rebecca also represents operators, working interest owners, and mineral owners in matters before the Alabama Oil & Gas Board and environmental regulatory matters.

Rebecca earned her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, where she also received a Certificate of Completion in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. Further, she received her B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi and recently served on their Foundation Board. She credits her public relations background as a critical factor in her ability to create a unique and creative strategy to help solve her clients’ issues and meet their goals.

Rebecca is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the past chair of its environmental and natural resources section, actively involved in the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s Leadership Council, and the former president of Birmingham Commercial Real Estate Women (BirminghamCREW). She is a former regulator, having served for eight years on the Alabama Oil & Gas Board where she oversaw the exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the state. She is Alabama’s appointee to the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission’s Environmental Committee. Rebecca has held numerous leadership roles in the American Bar Association since joining in 1994, including serving on the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources’ governing Council. Rebecca serves as the National Wildlife Federation’s Eastern Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors and is past president of the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

Licensed for 29 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/11/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1993
Updated 08/08/2022

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Adams and Reese LLP
1901 6th Avenue North
Suite 3000
Birmingham, AL, 35203

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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2011
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I've known Rebecca for several years and have worked closely with her on a number of occasions. She is an outstanding attorney as well as being an outstanding individual. She is one of the most knowledgable environmental lawyers that I know, and I would not hesitate to call upon her for help, counsel, and representation.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Pritchett Environmental & Property Law LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Shareholder
  • Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Sasser & Littleton, P.C. (merged w/Sirote & Permut, 1997)
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Rebecca Wright, Attorney
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • Univ of Oregon SOL
  • law
  • 1993
  • U of Southrn Mississippi
  • undergraduate
  • 1990

Associations

  • American Bar Association Environment, Energy and Resources Section, Oil & Gas Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Birmingham Business Alliance, Executive Women's Roundtable I
  • Co-Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Cub Scout Pack 93, Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Assistant Den Leader
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Birmingham Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • American Bar Association Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section, Science & Technology Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Birmingham Business Alliance
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Alabama State Bar, Environmental Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Alabama Wildlife Federation
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust
  • Trustee
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Alabama Wildlife Federation
  • NWF Affiliate Rep.
  • 1998 - 2016
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Awards

  • Best Lawyers, Environmental Category
  • B Metro Magazine
  • 2010
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Birmingham Business Alliance
  • 2008
  • Best of the Bar, Environmental Category
  • Birmingham Business Journal
  • 2005
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Birmingham Business Journal
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites, 2nd Ed.
  • Alabama Chapter
  • 2011
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property, 3rd Ed.
  • Alabama Chapter
  • 2010
  • ABA Environmental Transactions & Brownfields Committee Newsletter
  • EPA's Audit Policy: New Incentives for New Owners
  • 2009
  • ABA's The Year in Review 2007
  • Environmental Transactions and Brownfields
  • 2008
  • Manufacture Alabama Member News
  • Riparian Rights and Their Effect on Alabama Manufacturers
  • 2003
  • The Counsellor
  • Federal Changes Regarding Redevelopment of Brownfields
  • 2002
  • Liability Concerns for the Forestry Professional
  • Environmental Law Concerns
  • 1997
  • The Good Steward
  • Seminole Tribe Rejects Private Suits Against States
  • 1996
  • The Good Steward
  • The Origins of Private Property Rights in the United States
  • 1996
  • The Good Steward
  • Recent Litigation Regarding Private Property Rights
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • BirminghamCREW monthly meeting
  • Closing Troubled Assets
  • 2011
  • Environmental Law from A to Z
  • Major Issues in Water Use and Pollution
  • 2010
  • Environmental Law from A to Z
  • Hazardous Waste Regulation
  • 2010
  • Deepwater Horizon: Legal Challenges & Environmental Consequences
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessments and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill
  • 2010
  • Alabama Real Estate Law: Advanced Issues and Answers
  • Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions
  • 2010
  • Recent Developments in U.S. EPA Region 4
  • What's New in Water Law?
  • 2009
  • BirminghamCREW monthly meeting
  • Environmental Issues on Foreclosed Properties: Avoiding the Landmines
  • 2009
  • 18th Annual Beach & Bar Symposium
  • New Owner Discovery of an Environmental Problem - What Do We Do Now?
  • 2009
  • Economic Development Summit
  • Recycling Contaminated Property for Fun and Profit
  • 2008
  • BirminghamCREW monthly meeting
  • Making Brownfield Transactions Work
  • 2008
  • 16th Annual Beach & Bar Symposium
  • All Appropriate Inquiry: What's Different Now?
  • 2007
  • Manufacture Alabama Annual Meeting
  • Protest, Civil Disobedience and Ecoterrorism
  • 2006
  • EPA Brownfield Redevelopment Workshop
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Law in Alabama
  • 2006
  • Brownfields Task Force meeting
  • Environmental Reporting Requirements and Brownfields
  • 2006
  • BirminghamCREW monthly meeting
  • Recent Changes in Environmental Due Diligence Regulations
  • 2006
  • BCA Environmental Committee Annual Workshop
  • New Environmental Disclosure Requirements
  • 2006
  • AREREC Conference
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Laws and Drivers
  • 2006
  • APWA Annual Meeting
  • New Environmental Disclosure Requirements: What You Need to Report and a Potential Brownfield Solution
  • 2006
  • 15th Annual Beach & Bar Symposium
  • Emergency Exemptions from Environmental Laws After Disasters
  • 2006
  • Manufacture Alabama Environmental Conference
  • Financial Disclosures and Brownfield Issues: Why Companies May Need to Get Brownfields Off Their Books Now
  • 2005
  • Environmental Law
  • Current Issues in Wetlands Regulation
  • 2005
  • Brownfields Conference
  • Federal and State Brownfield Laws and Economic Redevelopment Drivers
  • 2005
  • BirminghamCREW monthly meeting
  • Federal and State Brownfield Laws and Economic Redevelopment Drivers
  • 2005
  • APWA Annual Meeting
  • Alabama Water Rights Laws and Their Effect on Public Water Supply
  • 2005
  • AmSouth internal training event
  • Laws Governing Forestry Operations in Alabama
  • 2005
  • APWA Annual Meeting
  • Defending Against Federal Clean Water Act Lawsuits
  • 2004
  • AFOA Monthly Teleconference
  • Regulations Affecting Isolated Wetlands Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Solid Waste Authority of Northern Cook County
  • 2004
  • Real Estate Law Seminar
  • Environmental Land Use Regulation in Alabama
  • 2003
  • Real Estate Law Seminar
  • Environmental Land Use Regulation in Alabama
  • 2003
  • NRDA Workshop
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessments Under CERCLA
  • 2003
  • MA Chemical Council Annual Conference
  • Riparian Water Rights in Alabama
  • 2002
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Birmingham Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Rebecca Wright Pritchett
Rebecca Wright Pritchett
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 29 years