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Ronald W Farley

Ronald W. Farley

PH: (205) 458-5185
Fax: (205) 244-5633
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For more than twenty-five years, Ron has represented clients in the public and private sectors with respect to environmental law matters and related policy issues.

“Ron’s intimate knowledge of environmental regulations and enforcement policy along with his experience with both state and federal regulators has made him an invaluable resource for both our clients and our company in negotiating environmental compliance and strategy issues.”

Ron has worked with and for members of Congress, State legislatures, and public commissions and departments in an effort to develop and implement reasonable policies and solutions to various issues, both individual and general in nature.

Ron’s practice concentrates in the areas of Environmental and Administrative law. He counsels and represents clients on a wide variety of environmental permitting, compliance and regulatory enforcement matters and on environmental due diligence aspects of real estate and brownfield transactions including brownfield tax abatements. He has represented a wide range of clients, large and small, public and private, with particularized needs including industrial recruitment, site selection, construction on greenfield and brownfield sites, expansions and transfers as well as ongoing compliance requirements and response to enforcement actions. 

Ron was recently appointed by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to serve on an advisory p...

What is your favorite thing about the law? 
That the law evolves and can reward well-reasoned thought.

What community projects are you involved in? 
I serve on the Board of Directors of the Downtown YMCA in Birmingham. I have been involved as a volunteer advisor to the Alabama Environmental Management Commission in the Commission’s efforts to revise policies and procedures of the State’s Department of Environmental Management.

What was your first job? 
Short order cook.

What are your hobbies? 
Hunting and fishing.

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Recognize and appreciate the importance of a basic course like civil procedure and take a trial advocacy class. The former introduces and helps develop an appreciation of the significant role of procedural process in almost all aspects of the law, and the latter helps with organization and thinking skills.


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