Aimee's experience serving as in-house counsel for governmental agencies gives her an intricate understanding of how agencies function in areas of rulemaking, permitting/licensing and enforcement.
Aimee assists public and private clients in energy, environmental and administrative law matters to help them manage new requirements and to resolve issues with governmental agencies and third-parties. Aimee's practice involves an in-depth knowledge of administrative agencies and the legal authority under which they operate.
Prior to entering private practice, she served as deputy general counsel to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources where she advised the department in governance, contract, environmental, employment and other matters as assigned. Prior to her time with the department, Aimee served as an attorney for the Missouri Public Service Commission where she advised the commissioners and chief law judge in tariff and rate cases. Her experience representing public bodies and serving as in-house counsel for governmental agencies gives her an intricate understanding of how agencies function in areas of rulemaking, permitting/licensing, and enforcement.
Aimee's recent experience includes:
Negotiating agency state and federal consent decrees, settlement agreements and administrative orders, permits and licenses.
Counseling public bodies with respect to the day-to-day implementation of state and federal environmental requirements.
Litigating claims under applicable administrative statutes where agency decision are not consistent with state or federal law.
Advising boards, councils and commissions on issues regarding state open records law, rate impacts and implications from new regulations.
Assisting public and private clients draft and negotiate agreements for the funding and sale of infrastructure.
Assisting local governments in detachment proceedings and inter-local agreements with neighboring utility providers where service boundaries are at issue.
Representing private sewer and water companies in obtaining certificates of need and necessity.
News & Insights
- Press Release08.27.2018
- Press Release02.22.2018
Aimee serves as an educational presenter on environmental issues for trade groups and non-profit organizations and within higher education curricula.
“Waters of the United States,” Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference, April 2019
"Regional Water Panel: Operating in a New and Uncertain Regulatory Climate," Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference, April 2018
"Municipality Survival Kit," 2017 Missouri Water Seminar, Columbia, MO September 2017
"Waters of the United States," Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Conference, July 2016
"Clean Water Rule Developments," REGFORM Annual Water Seminar, September 2016
"Water Law Update," REGFORM Annual Water Seminar, September 2015
"Water Quality Regulation," Environmental Conference, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, July 2015
"Do You Speak Agency-Ese," REGFORM Water Seminar, September 2014
"Water Quality Standards – Past, Present and Future," Environmental Conference, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, July 31, 2104
"Leveraging Your Network," University of Missouri Women’s Leadership Conference, March 2014
- Speaking Engagement09.07.2017
Co-Author, "Water Pollution," Chapter 8 in Missouri Environmental Law, 2nd ed., The Missouri Bar
Selected among the Best Lawyers in America®, 2012-2017
Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers© Rising Stars, 2012-2016
Selected for Columbia Business Times "20 Under 40," 2014
Selected among Missouri Lawyers Weekly's Up & Coming, 2013
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
City of Columbia, Missouri Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Task Force
Stephens College Alumnae Association Board, April 2010–Present (Past President)
Mid-Missouri Woman's Law Association
Heart of Missouri United Way, President, Board of Directors
Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, Board of Directors
Show Me Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), Board of Directors
The Missouri Bar, Environmental & Energy Law Committee, Chair 2012–2014; Vice Chair 2009–2012
Boone County Bar
Practices & Industries
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 2001
Stephens College, B.A., 1998