Mitchell Williams Attorneys Present During Arkansas Bar Association Environmental Law Conference

April 23, 2021

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Attorneys Stuart Spencer and Jordan Wimpy presented this week during the Arkansas Bar Association virtual Environmental Law Conference. 

Spencer presented with Kelly McQueen of McQueen Law Firm and discussed the environmental landscape under a Biden Administration, while Wimpy examined a wide range of challenging moments from 2020. 

Spencer focuses his practice on environmental, energy and natural resources issues and is currently Co-Chair of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Environmental Section. His wealth of environmental and regulatory experience was gained from having served in various legal and managerial positions at the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for approximately 10 years. At DEQ, Spencer served as the Office of Air Quality (OAQ) Associate Director. In his role as OAQ Associate Director, he was the senior manager of major Clean Air Act programs including implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Title V and New Source Review permitting, the Clean Power Plan and its successor, the Affordable Clean Energy Rule and Regional Haze. He also served as DEQ's Legal Policy Advisor and as General Counsel and served as an attorney in DEQ’s Office of Law and Policy. Spencer applies his broad experience as an environmental regulator to advise industry clients on a wide range of complex legal issues.

Wimpy is an environmental lawyer with a dynamic practice covering issues across the spectrum of environmental, agricultural, energy and natural resources law. He regularly represents trade associations, utilities and business clients in administrative rulemaking matters and all aspects of the environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement processes. He also provides counsel to agricultural producers and landowners regarding agricultural conservation programs, conservation easements and other land preservation and stewardship activities.

About the Arkansas Bar Association

The Arkansas Bar Association advances the Administration of Justice. It fosters and maintains on the part of attorneys high ideals of integrity, learning, competence and public service and high standards of conduct. The Arkansas Bar Association encourages the legal profession and its individual members to perform more effectively and efficiently their responsibilities in the public interest. It conducts a program of continuing legal education for attorneys and provides a forum for the discussion of subjects pertaining to the practice of law. It also improves the judicial and legal process and advances law and order.

About Mitchell Williams 

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit