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Andrew Abbott Irvine

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Wilson, WY

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 17 years
    Colorado - CO 17 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Environmental and natural resources
    40%
    NEPA process; mineral title opinions; locating of mining claims; mineral leasing and sales; plans of operation; regulatory compliance and permitting; reclamation and closing; royalties; transactions; due diligence; contaminated sites; permitting and approvals; compliance and enforcement; FOIA; legislation and rulemaking; endangered species, migratory birds and eagles; wildlife conflicts; compliance and administrative proceedings; conservation

    18 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    NEPA; endangered species; MBTA and BGEPA; IBLA appeals; Federal Advisory Committee Act violations; surface and mineral disputes; commercial disputes; administrative appeals; BLM State Director reviews; Forest Service objections

    18 years

  3. Administrative law
    15%
    Commenting on resource and land management plans; special use authorizations; outfitting and guiding permits and renewals; grazing allotments

    18 years

  4. Energy and utilities
    10%
    SMCRA reclamation fees; rights-of-way; facility siting; permitting and approvals; renewables; climate change

    18 years

  5. Oil and gas
    10%
    Surface use agreements; leasing; NEPA process; permitting and approvals; wildlife

    18 years

Mr. Irvine grew up in the communities of Idaho Falls, ID, and Richland, WA. Outside of work he is active in the Jackson, WY, community and spends time with his mentee as part of the Teton Mentor Project. In addition, he enjoys whitewater rafting, skiing and other outdoor pursuits, and is an avid international traveler.

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Location

Andrew A. Irvine, P.C.
3490 Clubhouse Dr.
Suite 104
Wilson, WY, 83014

Reviews

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Posted by Charles | January 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of A.A. Irvine
Mr. Irvine has represented our national organization for the past several years. His communication and professionalism, as well as his knowledge of the facts could be rated 10 out of 10. He is passionanate towards our cause. He is easy to talk to on the phone and very relatable and friendly. He is very thorough. He is without question the finest attorney that we could ever dream of having to represent us. We are most fortunate to have him helping us and would not hesitate to endorse him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Andrew A. Irvine, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Holland & Hart, Jackson, WY
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Holland & Hart, Denver, CO
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Arvada City Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal and Business Intern
  • Gold Fields Exploration, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Department Of Justice In Washington, D.C.
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2003
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wyodak Resources Development Corp. v. United States
  • Reversed and Remanded in favor of Wyodak Resources Development Co.

Associations

  • River Management Society
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Mining Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Mining and Exploration Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Teton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Teton Mentor Project
  • Mentor
  • 2007 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Mining Committee, ABA
  • Member and Past Vice Chair
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Natural Resources Law Scholarship
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2003

Publications

  • Law Business Research Ltd
  • Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2013
  • 2013
  • Global Legal Group
  • International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mining Law 2014
  • 2013
  • INGAA Foundation Report
  • Effectiveness of Fixed Timelines for Regulatory Approvals
  • 2012
  • Law Business Research Ltd
  • Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2012
  • 2012
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section
  • Mining Committee Newsletter
  • 2011
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section
  • Mining Committee Newsletter
  • 2011
  • Holland & Hart News Update
  • Secretary Salazar Announces New Guidance for Development of Renewable Energy on Public Lands
  • 2011
  • 57 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst. 21-1
  • Keep Your Project Soaring: Managing Project Risk Under Avian Protection Statutes
  • 2011
  • Law Business Research Ltd
  • Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2011
  • 2011
  • The American Law of Mining (3rd ed.)
  • Surface Management and Reclamation: Coal Mining
  • 2010
  • Law Business Research Ltd
  • Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2010
  • 2010
  • The American Law of Mining (3rd ed.)
  • Surface Management and Reclamation: Hardrock and Other Non-Coal Mining
  • 2010
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation publication
  • Mining Material Agreements and Unrecorded Documents, Due Diligence in Mining and Oil & Gas Transactions
  • 2010
  • INGAA Foundation Report
  • Development of a Permit Program for Incidental Take of Migratory Birds
  • 2010
  • Law Business Research Ltd
  • Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2009
  • 2009
  • Law Business Research Ltd
  • Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2008
  • 2008
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation publication
  • Drill Into Key Developments, Beyond Reform of the 1872 Mining Law, 2008 Mining and Public Land Law Update
  • 2008
  • INGAA Foundation Report
  • Suggestions on How to Improve the Endangered Species Act
  • 2007
  • Climate Change Law Blog
  • The Threat of Climate Change Under the Endangered Species Act
  • 2007
  • Holland & Hart News Update
  • Delisting of the Bald Eagle and Important Changes Under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Workshop, Renewable Energy Development on Federal Lands Conference
  • Permitting 101: NEPA and Other Processes
  • 2011
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Annual Institute
  • Keep Your Project Soaring: Managing Project Risk Under Avian Protection Statutes
  • 2011
  • Renewable Energy Development on Federal Lands Conference
  • ESA Update and Other Environmental Laws
  • 2011
  • Workshop, 4th Annual Western Transmission Conference/Renewable Energy Development and Transmission Expansion Conference
  • The Nuts and Bolts of the NEPA Process
  • 2010
  • INGAA Foundation Presentation
  • Development of a Permit Program for Incidental Take of Migratory Birds
  • 2010
  • Due Diligence in Mining and Oil & Gas Transactions
  • Mining Material Agreements and Unrecorded Documents
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the distinct privilege of knowing and working with Andrew for the past ten years. Andrew exudes professionalism, diligence and confidence. He is a devoted advocate, and treats every matter seriously and respectfully. Andrew's real strength lies not only in his intellectual prowess in the natural resources arena, but also in his creative problem solving, which allows him to uniquely achieve results for his clients. Perhaps his best trait, though, is his personable nature. It is a pleasure to know and recommend Andrew."
Oil and gas Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Andy for many years. Particularly in regards to mining, oil and gas and natural resources law I find Andy to be dedicated, thorough, capable and diligent. I have in the past, and would again, trust Andy to handle legal matters for my family and would recommend him to others."

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Wilson Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Andrew Abbott Irvine
Andrew Abbott Irvine
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Wilson, WY
Licensed for 17 years
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