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Adams and Reese LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Rob Fowler, a seasoned attorney with over 28 years of experience in environmental and natural resource law. Fowler will serve as the Environmental Team Leader across Adams and Reese’s national offices. 

Previously a Partner in a large regional law firm, Fowler also served as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Environmental Compliance at a conglomerate compromising approximately 75 affiliate companies in the mining, agricultural, and hospitality industries. 

“I am excited to join Adams and Reese and contribute to the firm’s national reputation of providing unparalleled client service. I look forward to leveraging my experience to further bolster the firm’s existing environmental team of heavy hitting attorneys,” said Fowler.

Fowler further highlighted the unique combination of Adams and Reese’s environmental and litigation experience and its unparalleled governmental relations and policy advisors as a compelling reason for his move. According to Fowler, “the intersection of these two disciplines is the ideal setting for practicing environmental law and achieving successful outcomes for clients.”

Fowler is based in the Adams and Reese Birmingham office and will assist clients throughout the firm’s regional and national footprint on environmental matters.

“Rob is a major asset to Adams and Reese, and we’re excited for him to join our firm and lead our environmental team. We are honored to welcome him into our Birmingham office,” said Todd Engelhardt, Adams and Reese Birmingham Partner in Charge and Litigation Partner. “Rob brings a wealth of knowledge on environmental and natural resource law and has decades of experience representing businesses and industries across Alabama and the entire country on the constantly shifting regulatory processes, opportunities for growth and development, and local, state, and federal rules and policies.”

Practicing environmental and natural resource law since 1996, Fowler has worked closely with various electric utilities, developers, industrial and manufacturing industries, mining, timber, and waterway interests, business groups, and city, county and state governmental interests. Fowler is known as a coalition builder and problem solver, with experience helping clients navigate the complexities of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and various historic preservation laws.

Fowler is deeply entrenched in the Birmingham community, holding leadership positions within organizations across the city. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Trails Foundation and is an active member of Hunter Street Baptist Church, serving on its prison ministry. Previously, he has held many leadership positions in various civic organizations, including serving as a Commissioner for the Red Mountain State Park, on the Board of Directors for the Moss Rock Art Festival and the Birmingham Broadway Series, and a Trustee for the Chamber of Commerce for the City of Hoover.

Fowler earned his J.D. (1996) from Cumberland School of Law. He received his B.A. (1987) from Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama.