Mary Whittle joined Earthjustice in July 2013 as a staff attorney for the coal program and is based in Austin, Texas.
She is a former trial attorney with the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division where Mary successfully litigated a variety of complex cases across the country under the federal natural resource and pollution statutes. She received the NOAA General Counsel award and multiple DOJ commendations including a nomination for the prestigious John Marshall Award.
In private practice, as a partner with Perry & Haas, Mary was one of a team of attorneys who represented families in six of the major cases arising out of the BP Texas City Refinery explosion, achieving substantial settlements for all the clients in only four months from the date of the explosion. Just prior to joining Earthjustice, Mary had her own solo law practice focusing on civil litigation with an emphasis on environmental and natural resource law.
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