Attorney Allan Gates Named President-Elect of the American College of Environmental Lawyers


November 13, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Allan Gates, a partner in Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, was named President-Elect of the American College of Environmental Lawyers at the College’s recent annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. After one year of service as President-Elect, Gates will automatically assume the office of President of the College.

The other officers elected at the College’s annual meeting were John Cruden of Alexandria, Virginia, President; Michael Hockley of Kansas City, Treasurer; and Mary Ellen Ternes of Oklahoma City, Secretary.

Gates previously served as Treasurer of the College and as a member of the College’s Board of Regents. Gates is a partner in the Little Rock office of Mitchell Williams and practices in the areas of environmental regulation and environmental litigation. Gates is also an elected Life Member of the American Law Institute.

The American College of Environmental Lawyers is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. Membership is by invitation and members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field. ACOEL members are dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law; the administration of justice; and the development of environmental law at both state and federal levels.


About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full service corporate law firm that provides strategic, trusted counsel in matters of business, litigation and regulated entities. The firm offers clients comprehensive legal services, decades of diverse professional experience and extensive relationships. Established in 1954, the firm currently employs more than 90 attorneys in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas.