John E. Milner

John E. Milner: Attorney with Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC

Biography

John Milner concentrates his practice primarily in environmental law and litigation. He represents business and industrial clients in environmental permitting and enforcement actions, natural resource damage assessments and regulation promulgation before the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and other federal and state agencies, as well as in environmental litigation in state and federal courts in Mississippi and other southeastern states. His environmental practice also concerns real estate due diligence and contractual matters in the southeastern region states. John also represents clients in lobbying and monitoring activities concerning environmental and other business and industry issues before the Mississippi Legislature.

John Milner has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation . He has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers as a Band 1 practitioner of environmental law in Mississippi, by Woodward/White as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental in Mississippi and by Martindale-Hubbell with an AV Preeminent Rating.

John is currently serving as the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER). In 2013, John received from SEER the first annual “Chair’s Award for Outstanding Contribution” to the Section.

John currently serves as Environmental Counsel for the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA), the primary trade association representing the interests of Mississippi industry. He serves as counsel for the Mississippi Poultry Association (MPA) and the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association (MPMCSA). He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, having served the Board Chair for five years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Energy Institute. John has served for several years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). He also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson and as a Board member for 21 years.

Honors & Awards

•ABA Section of Environment, Energy and
Resources (SEER) Chair
•American College of Environmental Lawyers Fellow
•American Bar Foundation Fellow
Best Lawyers in America : Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Environmental Law
Mid-South Super Lawyers : Environmental Law
•Martindale-Hubble: “AV Preeminent”
Mississippi Business Journal - Leaders in the Law 2012
•ABA SEER- Chair Award for Outstanding Contribution 2012-2013
•Mississippi Section of Natural Resources, Environment & Energy (SONREEL) Past Chair

News

•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held December 12, 2017
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held November 17, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 14, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 12, 2017
•Brunini Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held August 8, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held July 12, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 13, 2017
•Chambers Lists Brunini Attorneys
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held May 25, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 11, 2017
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held February 23, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 14, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 11, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held December 13, 2016
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held November 10, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 8, 2016
•2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held October 11, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 13, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held August 9, 2016
•Twenty- seven honored by Best Lawyers 2017, Four attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held July 12, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 14, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held May 10, 2016
•Brunini Recognized Among Top Law Firms in Mississippi by Chambers USA
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held April 28, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 12, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held March 8, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 9, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 12, 2016
•John Milner featured in Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association Magazine
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held December 8, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 10, 2015
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held October 22, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 8, 2015
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held August 27, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held August 11, 2015
•BRUNINI’S JOHN MILNER ELECTED AS VICE CHAIR OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S SECTION OF ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND RESOURCES
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held July 14, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 11, 2015
•BRUNINI RECOGNIZED AMONG TOP LAW FIRMS IN MISSISSIPPI BY CHAMBERS USA
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held April 23, 2015
•Supplement to Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 14, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 14, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held March 17, 2015
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held February 26, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 10, 2015
•Brunini’s 2014 Super Lawyers
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 13, 2015
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held November 20, 2014
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 4, 2014
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held October 14, 2014
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held September 24, 2014
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 9, 2014
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 12, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held October 24, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held October 8, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 10, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held August 13, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held July 23, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held July 9, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 11, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held May 23, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held May 14, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held April 25, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 9, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held March 12, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held February 28, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 12, 2013
•Brunini Recognized Among Top Law Firms in Mississippi by Chambers USA
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 8, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 8, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 8, 2011

in the American College of Environmental Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation . He has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers as a Band 1 practitioner of environmental law in Mississippi, by Woodward/White as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental in Mississippi and by Martindale-Hubbell with an AV Preeminent Rating.

John is a currently an officer of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER). In 2013, at the ABA Annual Meeting, John received from the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources the first annual "Chair's Award for Outstanding Contribution" to the Section for 2012-2013.

John currently serves as Environmental Counsel for the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA), the primary trade association representing the interests of Mississippi industry. He serves as counsel for the Mississippi Poultry Association (MPA) and the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association (MPMCSA). He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, having served the Board Chair for five years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Energy Institute. He also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson and as a Board member for 21 years.

Speeches & Publications

• Overview of Major Federal Environmental Acts and Regulations for the General Practitioner, 60 Miss. L.J. 1-145 (1990)
• Environmental Justice, 13 Natural Resources & Environment 428-482 (Winter 1999) (published by ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Recources-Environmental Law)
• Brownfields Law and Practice, Mississippi consultant (Matthew Bender, 1998 to date, Vol. 2, pp. MS-1 to MS-30.)
• Brownfields, Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference, published by the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (McGraw Hill, 2000, pp. 247-268)
• John has spoken on numerous occasions on a continuing basis on environmental issues before national and regional Conferences, including those of ABA SEER, the Air & Waste Management Association, MMA and the Solid Waste Association of North America.
• John has also written numerous articles on environmental topics on a continuing basis for MMA, MPA and MPMCSA. Examples of these will be provided upon request.

Honors & Awards
•American College of Environmental Lawyers fellow
• American Bar Foundation fellow
• Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental
• Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business: Environmental Law
• Mid-South Super Lawyers: Environmental Law
• Outstanding Service Award: Boys and Girls Club
• Mississippi Business Journal - Leaders in the Law 2012
• ABA SEER- Chair Award for Outstanding Contribution 2012-2013

News & Events
•Brunini's 2014 Super Lawyers
•Twenty- six honored by Best Lawyers 2015, Six attorneys named Lawyer of the Year
•BEST LAWYERS in America Member:

Community & Professional Activities
•American College of Environmental Lawyers fellow
• American Bar Founddation fellow
• American Bar Association [(Member, Litigation Section and Administrative Law Section; Section Officer for the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER)]
• Mississippi Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section, Administrative Law Section and past Chair of Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law)
• The Nature Conservancy in Mississippi
• Mississippi Biomass Council, Past Board Member
• Mississippi Energy Institute, Current Board Member
• Mississippi Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, Current Board Membe

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Governmental Relations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601-960-6842  Phone
601-960-6902  Fax
www.brunini.com
Mailing Address:
190 East Capitol Street, Suite 100, P.O. Drawer 119, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B.A., with Special Distinction, 1975
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., 1978
Year of First admission:
1978
Admission:
1978, Mississippi; 1978, United States District Courts of Mississippi
Memberships:

Community & Professional Activities

•American Bar Association [(Member, Litigation Section and
Administrative Law Section; Chair-Elect of the Section of
Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER)]
•American College of Environmental Lawyers fellow
•American Bar Foundation fellow
•Mississippi Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section,
Administrative Law Section and past Chair of Section of Natural
Resources, Energy and Environmental Law)
•The Nature Conservancy
•Mississippi Energy Institute, Current Board Member
•Mississippi Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North
America, Past Board Member and Counsel
•Mississippi Biomass Council, Past Board Member

ISLN:
904761144
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