Bob Mowrey was named “Environmental Lawyer of the Year” for 2016 by Best Lawyers in America, and clients have lauded his “good grasp of the business implications of his advice.” (Chambers, 2015)

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)

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)

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)

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Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP (KMCL) is composed of nationally-recognized lawyers in the fields of environmental, toxic tort, energy, climate and carbon management law.  We represent a diverse range of Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses and industries, utilities and local governments.  As experienced “big-firm” lawyers practicing on a focused, entrepreneurial platform, we offer a formula that gives our clients the most value for their legal spend.


  • Nearly 250 years of collective "big firm" experience.
  • A team of partners, all of whom are widely recognized as preeminent lawyers in their fields.
  • Dedication to business practicality and creative strategies.
  • Unrivaled experience in complex litigation, regulatory, enforcement, transactional and public policy matters in our practice areas.


  • All KMCL founders have been partners in major AmLaw 100 firms.
  • KMCL attorneys have a wide range of diverse backgrounds, including a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, former corporate environmental counsel, several environmental engineers, a toxicologist, and experience in the insurance industry, among others.
  • KMCL lawyers hold a variety of academic positions, including adjunct professorships at both Emory and Georgia State law schools, and are frequently asked to speak and write articles on emerging and complex environmental issues.
  • KMCL attorneys are regularly featured in published lists of prominent lawyers, including Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - Atlanta, SuperLawyers Magazine - Atlanta, and Who’s Who Legal.
  • Leadership positions in state bar organizations and trade associations.


 KMCL lawyers have handled:

  • Major multi-party environmental and toxic tort litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.
  • The environmental aspects of large, complex merger and acquisition transactions for some of the country’s largest corporations throughout the United States.
  • Some of the largest and most sophisticated Brownfield transactions.
  • Workplace health and safety matters, including compliance counseling as well as representation before OSHA in enforcement context.
  • The environmental aspects of the largest and most complex property portfolios.
  • Complex and substantial coverage disputes, resulting in significant recoveries of cleanup costs.
  • Environmental counseling, permitting, regulatory, and enforcement matters in nearly all states and many foreign jurisdictions.
  • Complex transactions in regulated and voluntary carbon markets in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Conventional and renewable energy transactions and strategic advice.
  • Testimony on Capitol Hill and state legislatures on clean coal and carbon capture and storage.
  • Counseling on compliance issues under Sarbanes-Oxley, 1934 Act, and related environmental cost estimation and disclosure obligations.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) matters, both as neutrals (mediators and arbitrators) and as advocates.