Clients rely on Micah to help them navigate complex energy and environmental laws and regulations in a pragmatic and strategic manner.

Overview

Micah has a strong focus on handling permitting, compliance, and land use matters relating to a wide range of energy infrastructure and project developments, particularly in the renewable energy space. He represents energy developers before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and has counseled clients regarding state regulation of transmission lines, pipelines, and gathering systems.

In addition to assisting clients with compliance obligations under applicable regulations and permits, Micah also handles issues relating to recent and historic environmental contaminations including those impacted by state and federal regulations including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and related state laws. He has defended clients against CERCLA cost recovery claims and public and private toxic tort claims, including for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), petroleum, and Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM).

When necessary, Micah guides clients through inquiry and enforcement interactions with regulators, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and various state agencies. Micah brings a common sense, resolution-oriented approach as he advocates on behalf of his clients. In addition to assisting clients on environmental matters, Micah also has substantial experience defending antitrust claims under the Sherman Act.

Prior to joining Stinson, Micah practiced at a Louisville, Kentucky firm, focusing on Energy and Environmental law and government investigations defense. While in law school, he interned for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Kentucky Bar Association, Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section

Minnesota Bar Association, Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

Emory University School of Law, J.D., with honors

  • Emory Law Journal, Executive Managing Editor

Boyce College, B.A., magna cum laude

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