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Mitchell J. Klein

Mitchell J. Klein

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  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., 1982)
  • University of Illinois (B.A., 1979)

  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona State Bar Association
    • Environment and Natural Resources Section, Past President
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court

  • "Disposal Of Contamination: Be Careful What You Throw Away," Author, Law360 (June 8, 2017)
  • "Trump's EPA: Be Careful What You Wish For," Author, Law360 (January 19, 2017)
  • "Defense Attorney Perspective," Speaker, Western States Project, San Diego, California (September 2016)
  • "Public Records Requests," Speaker, Arizona Manufacturers Council, ESS 2016, Prescott, Arizona (August 2016)
  • "The Defense Perspective," Speaker, Western States Project, Mesa, Arizona (February 2016)
  • "Responding to Environmental Enforcement Actions," Speaker, Pinal County Air Quality, Florence, Arizona (January 2016)
  • "Clean Water Act," Speaker, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (September 2015)
  • "Water Rights in Arizona," Speaker, NBI, Phoenix, Arizona (August 2015)
  • "Lawyers, Consultants and Clients: Ethical Issues'" Speaker, Arizona Manufacturers Council, ESS 2015, Prescott, Arizona (August 2015)
  • "The Defense Perspective," Speaker, Western States Project, Seattle, Washington (April 2015)
  • "What to Expect From, and How to Prepare for, Environmental Litigation'" Speaker, 2015 Gatekeeper Regulatory Roundup Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona (February 2015)
  • "Introduction to Criminal Environmental Investigations Course," Speaker, Western States Project, Garden Grove, California (September 2014)
  • "How To Get The Attention of Regulators," Speaker, Air Quality Compliance Seminar, Arizona Strategic Alliance, Phoenix, Arizona, University Club (June 2014)
  • "The Defense Perspective," Speaker, Quadrennial Conference on Criminal Environmental Enforcement, Western States Project, San Diego, California, Bahia Hotel (May 2014)
  • "Natural Resource Damages," Speaker, Gatekeeper Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, Chaparral Suites Hotel (February 2014)
  • "Ethical Issues In Water Law," Speaker, NBI, Phoenix, Arizona, Downtown Hyatt (November 2013)
  • "Resolving TRI Enforcement Cases," Speaker, Gatekeeper Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, Chaparral Suites Hotel (February 2013)
  • "Big Brother is Here – and watching you," Speaker, Arizona Manufacturers Council, Prescott, Arizona, Sheraton Hotel (August 2012)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law (2019-2020)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®, Environment (including water rights) (2014-2019)
  • Arizona's Top Lawyers, Environmental Law, Arizona Business Magazine (2013)

  • Keep Arizona Beautiful
    • Board Member
    • Vice Chairman
  • Maricopa Parks and Trails Foundation
    • Vice Chairman
  • Arizona Strategic Alliance
    • Advisory Board Member

  • Polsinelli PC, Shareholder
  • Bryan Cave, Counsel
  • Jacoby and Meyers, Arizona Managing Partner
  • State of Arizona, Assistant Attorney General

  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Federal Claims