The thing I like most about my job is leveling the playing field for property owners against the government. We have the experience of dealing with the right-of-way piece, the appraisal piece and the legal piece. We can counter all of the force and experience of the government, absorb it and stand up to the government for the property owner.
I'm an aggressive litigator who's not afraid to take a case to court. Whether a case ends up in trial or we pursue a settlement, my goal is always to reach a quick, favorable, and strategic resolution for my clients.
Some days, I’m in federal district court defending enforcement cases, or in dialogue with EPA and DOJ and NGO lawyers to resolve them. Some days, at clients’ operations, working through their permitting strategies in support of development plans, or investigating compliance issues. So I get to do most things lawyers do, but with a focus on obligations imposed by the laws governing air quality.