Rob has nearly two decades of environmental legal experience representing clients at the federal and state level in all facets of environmental regulation including regulatory compliance and enforcement, permitting, rulemaking and matters related to proposed or pending legislation. Rob’s regulatory experience spans all media including water quality regulation, hazardous and solid waste regulation and extensive experience in the area of air quality regulation including nearly seven years as the lead air quality attorney for the state of Oklahoma. As a director in Crowe & Dunlevy’s Oklahoma City office and a member of the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group, his practice focuses on all aspects of environmental regulation, as well as on matters related to obtaining or protecting water rights.
Prior to joining Crowe & Dunlevy, Rob served for more than 15 years in various environmental and regulatory roles for the state of Oklahoma and for the federal government, including as:
- General Counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
- General Counsel for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB)
- Assistant Attorney General for the Environmental Protection Unit at the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General
- Environmental Attorney for the U.S. Army Environmental Command
Rob is a frequent speaker on issues related to environmental law, regulation and policy. He has taught environmental law and applied environmental courses for the University of Tulsa College of Law, served as a guest presenter for an environmental law course at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and has spoken on environmental matters at several conferences and continuing legal education courses. Rob has also testified before the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee of Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.
Rob received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law where he graduated with honor, served as editor-in-chief of the Energy Law Journal and was selected to the Order of the Barristers. He is also the former Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section and currently serves as an advisory board member for the University of Tulsa College of Law’s Sustainable Energy and Resource Law Program.