Environmental Law Section

Maxwell H. Wiegard, Chair


There were 413 members of the section as of June 2015.  The officers of the Environmental Law Section for 2014-2015 included Max Wiegard, chair; Lisa Oschenhirt, vice chair; Eric DeGroff, secretary; and Ellen Porter, immediate past chair.

Annual Meeting CLE Program

The VSB Litigation, Business Law, Real Property and Environmental Law Sections sponsored a showcase CLE program at the 2015 Annual Meeting titled “Contracts Gone Bad: The Litigator’s Wish List for Transactional Lawyers”.  The program was moderated by John H. Hawthorne (Protorae Law PLLC) and featured the Honorable Leslie M. Alden, Ret. (George Mason University School of Law), John C. Altmiller, Jr. (Pesner Kawamoto PLC) and Mary C. Zinsner (Troutman Sanders LLP), and questions from the attendees.

Law Student Competition

The Environmental Law Section co-sponsored the 2015 University of Richmond-Virginia State Bar Robert R. Merhige Environmental Op-Ed Competition, a statewide, law student environmental-editorial writing competition.  Members of the Section’s Board of Governors assisted in the selection of the winning entry from the twelve submissions and the section contributed to the case prize.


Officers elected for 2015-2016 are Lisa Oschenhirt, Chair; Eric DeGroff, Vice-Chair; and Dale Mullen, Secretary.

Updated: Nov 05, 2015