Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced the return of Miles Tolbert, former secretary of the environment for Oklahoma, who will head the firm’s Environmental Practice Group.
Tolbert was appointed as Oklahoma’s fourth secretary of the environment by Governor Brad Henry on Jan. 8, 2003. As secretary, he championed many environmental efforts over the past five years. Tolbert successfully accelerated the clean up at the Tar Creek area, the nation’s largest Superfund site. He was also able to devise the system for the relocation of Picher and Cardin residents.
Other accomplishments include bringing more than $40 million to the state to help private landowners restore habitat along miles of state rivers and streams. He also negotiated an agreement with the State of Arkansas to reduce Arkansascities’ sewage discharge into the Illinois River by 80 percent.
Tolbert first joined Crowe & Dunlevy in 2001 practicing in the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and departed to become secretary in 2003.
“We are thrilled Miles has returned to the firm” said Crowe & Dunlevy President Roger A. Stong. “His experience will be a great addition to our environmental law practice.”
Tolbert is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D., 1991) and Stanford University (B.A., 1987). He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Oklahoman Bar Association. He has served as past president of the Environmental Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and a member of the Association’s Mineral Law Section.