Jimmy Palmer (CE, Law)


Jimmy Palmer has rejoined Butler Snow O'Mara Stevens & Cannada PLLC's environmental law practice group after completing an eight-year presidential appointment as a regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Palmer, who has more than 30 years' experience in the environmental field, most recently completed an appointment as regional administrator for Region IV of the EPA The largest of the 10 EPA regions, Region IV includes Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

While at the EPA, Palmer oversaw changing air, water and waste standards, helping state and local officials deal with nonattainment areas under more stringent Clean Air Act standards and impaired waters designations under the Clean Water Act.