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Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP (KMCL) is a boutique environmental and energy law firm serving clients nationwide from offices in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. 

Our pledge to two core principles sets us apart: (1) providing the expertise and commitment found in the very largest and most sophisticated law firms and (2) understanding our clients’ businesses in order to exceed their expectations by offering our services in tailored, value-added ways. In essence, we provide “big firm” sophistication in an entrepreneurial platform, and our clients realize exceptional legal service and unmatched value.

KMCL combines two predecessor firms, and both of those were founded on these same principles. In 2008, three partners who left a major Atlanta law firm established Kazmarek Geiger & Laseter LLP to create a new model for environmental legal services.  A little more than a year later, four long-time environmental partners from another major Atlanta law firm founded Mowrey Meezan Coddington Cloud LLP for the same reason—to provide the highest quality services on a platform that makes business sense to clients. 

Since their inceptions, both firms—regardless of size—established solid reputations for excellence, client-focused service, value and results. By combining to form KMCL, we have now created a firm with unparalleled sophistication, expertise and depth on challenging environmental issues facing clients, using a cost-effective and client-focused “boutique” law firm platform. 

Together, we provide litigation, regulatory, transactional and policy counseling to clients including a diverse range of Fortune 500 companies, utilities, mid-sized businesses and industries, and local governments. As a result, KMCL offers its clients:

  • Nearly 200 years of collective Am-Law 100 experience.
  • A team of partners, all of whom are widely recognized as preeminent lawyers in their fields.
  • Dedication to business practicality, creative strategies, and value-added solutions.
  • Unrivaled experience in complex litigation, regulatory, enforcement, transactional and public policy matters in our practice areas.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US:

Both of KMCL’s predecessor firms come with impressive accolades. Kazmarek Geiger & Laseter LLP was known as a firm with a “bench of hugely experienced” attorneys, providing clients with “impressive and thorough service.” Similarly, Mowrey Meezan Coddington Cloud LLP held a reputation for being an “extremely capable environmental boutique,” with “expertise in handling toxic tort, site cleanups, and transactional work.” (Chambers, 2012)  U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms ranked both firms in the top tier in their category.  Some specific published peer comments:

Besides being selected by his peers as “Environmental Litigator of the Year” in 2012, Skip Kazmarek has been praised by clients for his “encyclopedic knowledge of both state and federal environmental laws and regulations.” (Chambers, 2012)

Bob Mowrey is "impressive for the breadth of his knowledge of environmentally related legal issues, and for his prowess in negotiations and understanding of the intricacy of regulatory bureaucracies." (Chambers, 2012)

Clients praise Doug Cloud, saying he "has a very thorough knowledge of environmental law, is very informative and is well-connected with the state regulatory agencies." (Chambers, 2012) 

Scott Laseter has been recognized by clients for his “very quick mind” and a style that has been characterized as “sharp, incisive, and aggressive, but tempered by reason.” (Chambers 2012)

Carol Geiger is noted for her “expertise in compliance matters, and is very strong on brownfield redevelopment projects.” (Chambers 2012)

After nearly four decades in the environmental area, Rick Horder is recognized as an experienced and highly able practitioner, praised for his “terrific knowledge of environmental law.” (Chambers, 2012)

Kipp Coddington enjoys a strong reputation for his carbon-related work, in connection with both traditional and renewable energy. Peers find that he has a "significant niche in carbon capture and sequestration." (Chambers, 2012)

Dave Meezan is an expert in both environmental litigation and transactional work. He has recently worked with Dow Chemical on complex negotiations relating to a $150 million carbon-credit facility intended to fund Kyoto Protocol clean development mechanism projects. (Chambers, 2012)



  • Best Law Firms
  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2011 Leading Firms
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Proud Member 2010
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms