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Overview

Jon Micah uses his varied professional background to provide clients with clear-sighted environmental law advice in connection with a variety of energy projects.

Jon Micah brings together in-house experience with a multinational power generation development and operations company with his background as local regional counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency to guide clients with utility-scale energy projects through a diverse set of permitting, compliance, product safety, remediation, liability management, litigation, and transactional challenges.

Specifically, Jon Micah has drafted and negotiated project permits with state authorities, assessed wetlands permitting strategies under CWA Nationwide Permits, and has engaged federal agencies, particularly the Department of Energy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to advance projects through NEPA, NHPA, and ESA mandated review and public comment periods. Additionally, Jon Micah has experience conducting transactional due diligence for Power Purchase Agreements with utilities and Fortune 500 companies.

Jon Micah’s involvement in energy and environmental law and public policy extends back to his undergraduate education and has remained consistent throughout his professional career. He served as a law clerk to Indiana University’s Conservation Law Clinic and the Environmental Defense Center in Santa Barbara. He also clerked for the Environmental Crimes Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. As a practicing lawyer, Jon Micah remains plugged in to the trends shaping the quickly evolving energy industry and the environmental laws regulating it. He is a member of the ABA’s Environmental, Energy, and Resources Section and uses his network of contacts to provide clients with the very latest intelligence on matters of strategy and compliance.


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Education

  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    • Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resource Law focus
    • Journal of Global Legal Studies, Articles Editor
  • M.P.A., Indiana University O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs
    • Master of Public Affairs, Energy Policy Analysis focus
  • B.S., Indiana University
    • Environmental Management & Science
    • magna cum laude, Honors Program

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER)
Outside the Office

Jon Micah learned to ice skate at age two, and he continues to play hockey in Chicago-area men’s leagues. Off the ice, Jon Micah enjoys road biking and exploring nature throughout the Midwest.  His simple pleasure is two strong trees, a hammock, and a new book.

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