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Biography

Tim counsels the Firm’s clients on environmental compliance, liability, and litigation issues arising under federal, state, and local laws, with an emphasis on natural resources law.

Tim assists clients in obtaining wetlands and wastewater discharge permits and related approvals under the federal Clean Water Act and similar state and local laws. He has extensive experience assisting public and private clients in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related resource review requirements. He provides advice to clients concerning the requirements of the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act.

Tim has both provided compliance counseling and represented clients in litigation concerning major electric transmission line and petroleum pipeline projects, large-scale residential and commercial developments, and major highway and transit projects throughout the country. He also has counseled the firm’s mining industry clients in various matters arising under federal environmental laws, and he recently represented a major coal company in federal litigation regarding the regulation of surface mining under the Clean Water Act.

Tim also assists the Firm’s clients in conducting environmental due diligence, negotiating environmental provisions in complex corporate and real estate transactions, and addressing property contamination issues.

Before joining Frost Brown Todd, Tim practiced environmental law with Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., in Washington, D.C.

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Education

Law School

Yale Law School, J.D., 1994
Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal

Undergraduate School 

University of Louisville, B.A., 1991, summa cum laude
Woodcock Medalist (Top graduate in College of Arts & Sciences)

Bar Membership

Tim is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1994

District of Columbia, 1996

Courts

Tim is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fourth and Sixth Circuits

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Environmental, 2013-2016, 2020

Chambers USA, Environment, Natural Resources & Utilities: Environment, 2011-2017

The Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Mining Law, Oil and Gas Law, 2007-2019

Louisville “Lawyer of the Year,” Environmental Law, 2015

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Louisville Bar Association, Member, Environmental Law Section

Kentucky Bar Association, Member, Natural Resources Law Section

American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources; and Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; Chair, Environmental Policy Committee, 2007-present

Greater Louisville, Inc., Chair, Environmental Affairs Committee, 2005-present)

ABA Water Quality and Wetlands Committee, Vice Chair, 2001-2003

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2004

Leadership Louisville, Class of 2008

The Bridges Coalition, Secretary and General Counsel

Nativity Academy of Louisville, Board of Directors; Chair, Community Relations Committee

Help Ministries of Central Louisville, President, Board of Directors

Louisville Metro Air Quality Task Force, Vice Chair, 2003-2005

21st Century Society of the Louisville Orchestra, President 2002-2004

ABA Endangered Species Committee, Vice Chair, 1998-2000

District of Columbia Bar Association