Tommy Lavender Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

October 7, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – October 7, 2009 – Tommy Lavender, a Member (partner) in Nexsen Pruet’s Columbia office, has been elected as a Fellow by the Board of Regents of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. 

Lavender practices in the areas of environmental, administrative, natural resources, agricultural, and governmental law. He is a former environmental engineer and staff attorney for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for environmental law.

The American College of Environmental Lawyers is an association of distinguished attorneys who practice in the field of environmental law.  Membership is by invitation, and members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field.

Lavender is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and its Environmental and Natural Resources Section.  He is also on the Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee and is a former member of the Bar’s House of Delegates.   Additionally, he is a member of the American Bar Association’s Energy, Environment and Resources Section and the Administrative and Regulatory Law Section.

He earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC

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