Kurt A. Kissling, an experienced environmental attorney, has joined law firm Warner Norcross + Judd LLP as a partner.
Kissling brings nearly 20 years of experience in a wide range of federal and state environmental compliance, enforcement and litigation matters to his new position with Warner, including a particular focus on the Federal Clean Air Act and its state and local counterparts. He will practice in the firm's Southfield office.
"We're very pleased to add an attorney of Kurt's caliber to our team," said Linda Paullin-Hebden, executive partner of the firm's Southfield office. "He's a natural fit for Warner's Resources, Energy and Environment Practice Group, which is one of the largest and most respected in the Midwest. Kurt's background in chemistry brings an additional resource into our already strong capabilities in that field."
Kissling comes to Warner after almost 15 years at Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he served as chair of its climate change group and counseled clients in a number of industries including automotive, agribusiness, utility, glass, cement, general manufacturing, and consumer products. He previously practiced law at Miller Johnson Snell & Cummiskey in West Michigan.
Active professionally, Kissling serves on the board for the State Bar of Michigan's Environmental Law Section and as chair of its Air Committee. He is a board member for the East Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association. Kissling is a frequent lecturer on environmental issues and has taught classes on the Clean Air Act at the University of Detroit - Mercy School of Law. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer
in multiple editions of Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine
Kissling earned his civil engineering degree with honors
from Valparaiso University. He completed both his master of studies in environmental law cum laude
and his juris doctor from Vermont Law School, where he also served as editor of the Vermont Law Review
A native of Royal Oak, Kissling, his wife, Cara, and their two sons reside there today.
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