Environmental Law Section

The Environmental Law Section serves and educates attorneys and the public in the field of environmental law.



Jodi Smith

Environmental General Counsel

Alison Torbitt

Nixon Peabody
Vice Chair

John R. Epperson

Ladd Cahoon

Ladd Cahoon

Edgcomb Law Group

Catherine W. Johnson

Environmental General Counsel
Immediate Past Chair

Dorothy "Dee Dee" Dickey

Environmental General Counsel
Continuing Legal Education Coordinator

Karen Donovan

Continuing Legal Education Coordinator

Justin Zucker

Reuben, Junius & Rose
Meet Your Environmental Regulators Forum Coordinator

Executive Committee

James R. Arnold

The Arnold Law Practice

Sarah Bell

Farella Braun + Martel

Richard Campbell

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Leah Goldberg

Nixon Peabody

Arielle P. Harris

Miller Starr Regalia

Sean G. Herman

Hanson Bridgett
Barristers Club Representative

Kamran Javandel

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis

Jon-Erik Magnus

Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

Dave Metres

Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp

Karl Morthole

Law Offices of Karl Morthole

Anna Nguyen

Wactor & Wick

Kaitlyn Shannon

Beveridge & Diamond

Jon Welner


Advisory Board

Adam Bass

DLA Piper

Joshua Bloom

Environmental General Counsel

Barry Epstein

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis

Related Section

Barristers Environment, Land Use and Real Estate Section


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