Richard Lewis focuses his practice on environmental and energy-related legal matters, including litigation and general compliance counseling. He represents clients before federal, state and appellate courts and administrative agencies in civil, criminal, and penalty proceedings. In addition, he provides client counseling and advice in permitting, compliance, and transactional matters involving environmental statutes and regulations. Mr. Lewis is Department Head of the firm’s Business Department and leads the Environmental & Regulatory Practice Group.
Mr. Lewis has represented government entities (with an emphasis on publicly owned utilities), energy companies, chemical companies, construction companies and various other businesses in permitting, administrative, and civil enforcement actions in the fields of water resources, solid waste, hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, air pollution control, and sanitation issues. Mr. Lewis has also represented insurance companies and insureds in environmental insurance matters as well as clients in condemnation, encroachment and injunction actions.