The POWER List: Environmental & Energy Law 2023

In this latest edition of THE POWER LIST, Missouri Lawyers Media examines the state’s most powerful attorneys in environmental and energy law.

We look at practitioners who pursue or defend against claims including lead poisoning of Missouri children, feared consequences of concentrated animal feeding operations and claims related to Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other federal regulations.

These are among the top attorneys in Missouri who handle class actions and other toxic tort defense matters regarding PFAS, nuclear waste exposure and dangerous spills or leaks. Other attorneys on this list represent energy and utility companies in securing easements for power transmission lines, negotiating mergers and acquisitions or defending against consumer and class action suits. Many of the attorneys on this list held previous leadership roles in state government that guide their current work.

We scoured the archives of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, reviewed our database of verdicts and settlements and spoke to attorneys and other leaders to come up with a list of what we believe to be the 32 most powerful environmental and energy attorneys in Missouri.

The POWER List 2023: Kurt U. Schaefer