Jimmy Palmer (CE, Law)
Jimmy Palmer is an attorney and environmental consultant in Oxford, Mississippi. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1970 and a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi in 1976.
Jimmy is a member of the Mississippi and American Bar Associations, the Environmental Council of the States (Alumnus), and a Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He is licensed to practice law before all federal and state courts in Mississippi, the Fifth and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. Jimmy is also a Licensed Professional Engineer in Mississippi.
Jimmy served as Regional Administrator for Region 4 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency from 2001-2009. Earlier, he also served as: Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, 1989-2000; Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Natural Resources, 1987-1989; Executive Director, Office of General Services, Office of the Governor of Mississippi, 1986-1987; Administrative Assistant and Staff Counsel, Office of the Governor of Mississippi, 1984-1987; and Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Mississippi, 1980-1984.
At the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Jimmy was responsible for the administration and enforcement of the regulatory and conservation programs of the former Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Commission, Mississippi Board of Water Commissioners, Mississippi Geological Survey, and the Mississippi Mineral Lease Commission.
As Regional Administrator for USEPA Region 4, Jimmy was responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal environmental laws in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.