We are pleased to announce that  Laura Chappelle and Tim Lundgren have joined the Michigan office of Potomac Law in our Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, concentrating in the areas of Energy, Environmental, and Government Relations and Public Policy.  

Tim Lundgren’s practice focuses on energy and environmental law, where he represents developers and lenders as Michigan counsel on the development of energy generation projects and also represents clients before the Michigan Public Service Commission, including energy suppliers and marketers, independent power producers, manufacturers, agricultural processors, public entities and institutions, and trade associations representing competitive power supply and business interests. Dr. Lundgren also advises clients on developments in energy law and policy in Michigan and assists them in the development of legislative proposals.

In the environmental arena, Dr. Lundgren works on natural resource development and environmental permitting matters, including permitting for mineral extraction and large energy developments. He has done extensive work on matters related to water quality and water supply and use, including discharge permitting, storm water compliance, and water withdrawal. He has assisted clients on permitting and compliance matters on wetlands, inland waterways, and on the Great Lakes, including spill response efforts. He has considerable experience addressing site remediation and cleanup at client-owned sites as well as negotiating with state and federal regulatory agencies and advising clients at multi-PRP sites.

Dr. Lundgren received his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School and his Ph.D from Ohio State University.  Prior to joining Potomac Law, Dr. Lundgren was a Partner at Varnum LLC.

Ms. Chappelle’s practice focuses on regulatory and legal policy issues involving state and federal energy sectors. She has more than 25 years of experience in state, wholesale and regional energy issues. Ms. Chappelle previously served as a Chair and Commissioner with the Michigan Public Service Commission from 2000 – 2007.  Prior to that, she was deputy legal counsel and regulatory policy advisor to Michigan Governor John Engler, assistant legal counsel for Michigan Speaker of the House Paul Hillegonds, and a regulatory policy advisor and legal counsel for both the Michigan House and Senate. 

Ms. Chappelle received her J.D. from Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  Prior to joining Potomac Law, Ms. Chappelle was Counsel at Varnum LLC.

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