Steve Miano is a Shareholder in and Chairs the Environmental Practice Group of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller in Philadelphia. He has been practicing environmental law for over thirty years. His practice includes all facets of environmental law and litigation, including federal and state cases involving the Clean Water Act, Hazardous Waste laws, Superfund, Brownfields redevelopment, mining and transactions. His clients include industrial corporations, commercial entities, educational organizations and municipalities. Before entering private practice, Steve was an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Hazardous Waste Branch. He was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University Law School for many years, where he taught courses on environmental law. He is a frequent lecturer and has written on various environmental legal issues for a variety of publications. He has also served as a course planner for several national environmental law programs. He received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from George Washington University in 1982 and his J.D. from The University of New Hampshire School of Law in 1985. He was a judicial intern to the Honorable Martin Loughlin, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Steve is listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Environmental Law, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America (Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year in 2016 and 2019). Steve a Past Chair of the ABA's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. From 1998-2005, he served as a member and Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Support Center for Child Advocates and was named Distinguished Child Advocate in 1997. He is a graduate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Arts & Business Council – Business on Board Program.
Region 3 – (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV & 7 federally recognized tribes)
Year of induction:
BS Environmental Studies from George Washington University; JD from University of New Hampshire School of Law
PA, WV, Eastern District of PA, 2nd Cir., ND NY
Professional Societies and Organizations:
ABA Section of Environment Energy and Resources (Past Chair)
Other Environmental Career Experience:
Extensive experience in federal and state water law, including NPDES permitting, TMDLs, jurisdiction, stormwater, etc. Also extensive experience in Superfund and state brownfields programs, including PA Act 2.