Steven T. Miano, head of the Environmental Practice of the firm, has been elected as a Fellow of The American College of Environmental Lawyers. Miano is one of only 24 individuals nationwide to be recognized with this honor in 2018. Each individual was selected for his or her deep experience, high standards of practice, and substantial contributions to the field of environmental law.

“It is an honor to be selected to serve among such a distinguished group of environmental lawyers, and for such a well-regarded association,” said Miano. “I have spent my entire career practicing environmental law and this recognition is a humbling acknowledgement of my dedication to this field of law.”

Miano has been exclusively practicing environment law for more than 30 years. His practice includes all facets of environmental law and litigation, including federal and state cases arising under the Clean Water Act, Superfund, brownfields redevelopment statutes, hazardous waste laws, the Toxic Substances Control Act, toxic tort laws, and the law of energy development. He is a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Before entering private practice, Miano was an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Hazardous Waste Branch, where his practice focused on Superfund, hazardous waste laws, and criminal enforcement. He has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers University Law School – Camden, where he taught courses on environmental law. He is a frequent lecturer and has written about environmental legal issues for a variety of publications. He also regularly serves as a course planner for regional and national environmental law programs.

American College of Environmental Law President, John C. Cruden of Beveridge & Diamond, PC, stated, “The 24 lawyers elected as fellows to the College this year include the top environmental lawyers in government service, public interest, academia, and private practice drawn from across the country. These individuals, chosen by their peers, have earned this recognition based on achievements over a minimum 15-year period, during which they have led the field in diverse areas of environmental law and policy. The College is honored to have this distinguished class join its ranks.”

About The American College of Environmental Lawyers

The American College of Environmental Lawyers is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. Membership is by invitation only and individuals are selected by their peers as preeminent in their field. ACOEL members are dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law, the administration of justice, and the development of environmental law at both the state and federal level.