Aimee Davenport Joins Stinson Leonard Street
Stinson Leonard Street LLP is proud to announce that Aimee Davenport has joined the firm as a partner in the Jefferson City, Mo. office.
Davenport brings experience from both private and public practice to Stinson's national environmental and natural resources practice. She assists local governments and private clients in all aspects of environmental and energy law to develop comprehensive strategies to manage new requirements and to resolve issues with governmental agencies and interested parties. Davenport has extensive background in regulatory permitting, and defense of enforcement actions under the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts. Additionally, she assists local governments in resolving territorial disputes that impact the provision of public utilities.
She joins the firm from a successful practice. Previously, she founded the Columbia, Mo. office of the St. Louis-based firm of Evans & Dixon L.L.C. She currently serves as a board member for the Heart of Missouri United Way, Stephens College Alumnae Board, and is past Chair of the Missouri Bar Environmental and Energy Law Committee.
Prior to entering private practice, Davenport was deputy general counsel to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources representing the state in water pollution, public drinking water, and water and soil conservation matters. She also worked as an attorney for the Missouri Public Service Commission.
She is a member of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Davenport serves as an educational presenter on environmental issues for trade groups and non-profit organizations and within higher education curricula.
Stinson's Environmental and Natural Resources practice is nationally recognized and spread across the firm's geographic footprint. Attorneys help clients navigate the complexities of permitting, defending against federal and state enforcement proceedings and litigating environmental claims in a wide array of contexts. Stinson has extensive experience with environmental, health and safety laws, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal, state and local agencies.
"We are thrilled that Aimee is joining our practice and our firm," said Parthy Evans, chair of the firm's environmental and natural resources practice group. "Our clients will benefit from her extensive knowledge of state and federal environmental laws, both as a counselor and as a regulatory attorney. She also shares our commitment to learning our clients' business objectives in order to provide them with practical advice that they can implement on a day-to-day basis."