Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP (KMCL) is a boutique environmental and energy law firm serving clients nationwide from offices in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Washington, D.C. We provide unparalleled sophistication, expertise, and depth on challenging environmental issues facing clients, using our entrepreneurial and client-focused platform.
KMCL does this at an unmatched value because we are committed to two core principles:
- Surpass the expertise and dedication found in the largest and most sophisticated law firms, and
- Understand our clients’ businesses in order to tailor our services and exceed expectations.
We are a team of lawyers who left major law firms to create a new model for environmental legal services—to provide the highest quality on a platform that makes business sense to clients. Our lawyers brought and have further grown solid reputations for excellence, client-focused service, value, and results.
We provide litigation, regulatory, transactional, and policy counseling to a diverse range of Fortune 500 companies, utilities, mid-sized businesses and industries, and governments.
As a result, KMCL offers:
- Nearly 250 collective years of "big firm" experience.
- A team of partners who are widely recognized as preeminent 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:
KMCL has impressive accolades. The firm offers a “bench of hugely experienced” attorneys to provide clients with “impressive and thorough service,” and has held a reputation for being “extremely capable,” with “expertise in handling toxic tort, site cleanups, and transactional work.” (Chambers 2012) U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms also ranks the firm in the top tier in its 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." "He's smart and thorough, and a good advocate." (Chambers 2012-2014)
Clients praise Doug Cloud, saying he is "a skilled environmental practitioner who knows not only the law but the science as well. He has superb analytical skills and thinks strategically several steps ahead." (Chambers 2014)
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)
Rick Horder “knows the state as well as anybody; he's a real expert in clean water issues and has great relationships with the regulators. He's a quality lawyer and such a presence in the State of Georgia." (Chambers 2014)
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" and that he “puts client service ahead of everything else.” (Chambers 2012-2014)
Dave Meezan is an expert in both environmental litigation and transactional work. He 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)