Laura Heusel joins Butler Snow with 15 years of experience as a professional engineer in both the public and private sectors. With this, Laura applies a practical mindset to help clients navigate the technical rigors of environmental regulations and find cost-effective solutions to today’s regulatory challenges.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2017
  • Alabama, 2018

Civic Involvement

  • Charles Clark Inn of Courts (Pupil, 2016 – 2017)
  • Leadership Greater Jackson (Class of 2013 – 2014)
  • Jackson Chapter President, Mississippi Engineering Society (2012 – 2013)
  • Lead Civil Engineer for project trips to Pune, India and Burundi, Africa with Engineering Ministries International, planned water supply and sanitation infrastructure projects

Distinctions

  • Judicial extern for the Honorable Neil P. Olack, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • Law Clerk for the United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Washington, D.C.

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
    • Mississippi College Law Review, Staff (2015 – 2017); Best Case Note Award (2016)
    • Best paper awards in Legal Writing I, Appellate Advocacy, Environmental Law, Clean Water Act and Wetlands, Trial Practice, and Professional Responsibility
  • University of Mississippi, M.S., Environmental Engineering, summa cum laude, 2004
  • Mississippi State University, B.S., Biological Engineering, magna cum laude, 1998

Experience

  • Currently assisting clients in both litigation and regulatory burdens under CERCLA and the Mississippi Voluntary Evaluation Program.
  • Conducted environmental due diligence, including review of a Superfund site, for the sale of a large transportation company. 
  • Represented a client in obtaining permitting for a solid waste processing facility on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 
  • Represents clients in environmental permitting and regulatory issues under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and RCRA.
  • Represented clients in negotiations with state environmental regulatory agencies. 
  • Provided technical work and project management for industrial, municipal, and government clients in projects including environmental permitting, watershed management planning, wastewater treatment system evaluations, hydrologic studies, and water quality studies
  • Led multi-disciplinary work groups developing Watershed Restoration and Protection, Source Water Protection, and Education and Outreach Plans for the water supply reservoir serving Jackson, Miss.
  • Developed site specific water quality criteria for metals for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities
  • Planned and conducted water quality and water quantity field studies including mixing zone studies for dischargers in coastal waters
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications