Environmental Law

Section Focus

A man and two women, all in professional attire and wearing nametags, sit in a row at a circular table with food in front of them. All are smiling at the viewer.The Environmental Law Section offers monthly CLE presentations on subjects relevant to environmental regulation, conservation, and enforcement, both at the national and local level. Speakers include, among others, elected officials, regulators, industry executives, and environmental entrepreneurs. The ELS also sponsors educational events in conjunction with numerous state agencies, including the Houston Ship Channel Boat Patrol. The ELS ordinarily holds lunch meetings on the third Wednesday of the month.


2021-22 Section Officers

Sarah Utley, Harris County Attorney’s Office
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Immediate Past Chair
John Muir, Baker Wotring LLP

Chair Elect
Jennifer Barks, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Vice Chair
Kim White, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Eddie Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Elizabeth Singleton, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


History of Environmental Law Section Chairs

Bylaws of the Environmental Law Section

Board Members

Ashleigh Acevedo
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Kim Dang
Baker Wotring LLP

Elizabeth George
City of Houston

Melissa Hagan
Union Pacific Railroad

Will Petit
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Jordan Rodriguez
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Serenity Trevin
Office of Harris County Attorney

Elizabeth Totman Vis

Member Details

Section Members: 179
Section Dues: $30

Law Student Policies


$15 per person per meeting.

Section Resources

Presentation Topics
Clean Water Rule and Waters of the US - October 2019
Update on PFAS Regulation - February 2020