Member Information

Todd Edward Palmer

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

790 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI53202

Work Phone:
(608) 283-4432

EPA Region:
Region 5 – (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)
Year of induction:
Southern Illinois University (Bachelors), 1986 Saint Louis University School of Law (Juris Doctorate), 1992
State of Illinois State of Wisconsin United States Patent and Trademark Office
Court Admissions:
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit United State Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Fellow, The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) Fellow, American Bar Foundation Member, American Bar Association, Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Environmental Law Institute Appointed Member, Wisconsin DNR Air Management Study Group Air and Waste Management Association
Representative Publications:
- Second and Third Editions of the Wisconsin Environmental Law Handbook, - The Wisconsin Business Advisor Series Environmental and Real Estate Law, published by the State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books. - Clean Air Act Air Quality Chapter ABA SONREEL, Year in Review 2012 through 2020).
Illustrative Projects:
- Representation of a coalition of six municipalities that border the city of Milwaukee challenging the allocation of $2.3 billion in capital costs expended by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in upgrading the sewer system that currently serves southeastern Wisconsin. - Special counsel to the State of Wisconsin providing litigation representation and regulatory advice related to the environmental compliance of approximately 50 coal-fired boilers owned and operated by the state. - Led team that received all environmental permits for the largest manufacturing project in the United States.
Citations of Major Published Cases:
- State of Michigan, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, 213 F.D 663 (D.C. Cir. 2000). - Village of Oconomowoc v. Dayton Hudson Corporation, et al., 24 F.3d 962 (7th Cir. 1994). - United States v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. 143, F. Supp. D 1054 (W.D. Wis. 2001). - Raytheon Company v. McGraw-Edison Company, 979 F. Supp. 858 (E.D. Wis. 1997). - Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club v. Jackson, Nos. 09-1405 & 10-2123 (7th Cir. June 6, 2011).