Byron Bart Slawson is an experienced lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama focusing his practice on areas like Environmental and natural resources as well as Business Law. His clients include local governments, businesses, and property owners.
He is the President of the law firm, Slawson, Esq. P.C. since 1986. He has decades of experience in dealing with EPA and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Governor Guy Hunt and State AG Don Siegelman of the State of Alabama appointed him as a Special Assistant Attorney General for Clean Water Act enforcement.
He has a rich experience of representing major MSW industrial facilities in West Alabama. He has also defended several businesses involved in CERCLA, RCRA enforcement actions brought by EPA and ADEM.
He was counsel to a group of Alabama citizens who prevailed in a $3 billion Clean Water Act suit in 1996. The case resulted in the complete overhaul of Jefferson County’s sewage treatment practices. It also provided a model for CWA settlements nationwide. It established a $30 million greenway project for Jefferson County.
Byron Slawson participated in a suit which forced EPA to set total daily pollution limits for all impaired water bodies in Alabama. It will result in a dramatic decrease of pollution discharge into the state’s waters.
He has the permission to practice law before the Supreme Court of United States, United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, and all the District Courts in the Alabama State. The Birmingham Magazine awarded him with the Top Environmental Lawyer in Birmingham in the years 2009, 2010, and 2014.
He earned AB Degree Journalism from the Indiana University in 1980. He earned his Juris Doctorate in Environmental Law, Trial Advocacy from the Cumberland School of Law at the Samford University in 1984. He also completed a certificate course in Environmental litigation & Toxicology in the same year.
Attorney Slawson serves as ABA SEER ETAB Tech V Chair at the American Bar Association since 2009. He served as the President of the Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar during the year 2010 – 2011. He is a member of the Environmental Committee of Manufacture Alabama since 2008.
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