John Milner concentrates his practice primarily in
environmental law. He represents business and industrial clients in
environmental litigation in state and federal courts in the southeastern
region, as well as environmental permitting and enforcement actions, natural
resource damage assessments, and regulation promulgation proceedings before the
United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Mississippi Department of
Environmental Quality and other federal and state agencies. His environmental
practice also concerns real estate due diligence and contractual matters in the
southeastern region states. John represents clients in lobbying and monitoring
activities concerning environmental and other business and industry issues
before the Mississippi Legislature.
He is a Fellow in the American College of
Environmental Lawyers. He has also been recognized by Woodward/White as one of
the Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation-
Environmental in Mississippi and is ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading
Lawyers as a Band 1 practitioner of environmental law in Mississippi.
John is a member of the Section Council of the
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources and
currently serves as the Section’s Publications Officer. On August 11, 2013, at
the ABA Annual Meeting, John Milner received from the ABA Section of
Environment, Energy and Resources the first annual “Chair’s Award for
Outstanding Contribution” to the Section for 2012-2013.
John currently serves as Environmental Counsel for
the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, the primary trade association
representing the interests of Mississippi industry, and He serves as counsel
for the Mississippi Poultry Association and the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers
and Convenience Stores Association. He also serves as a member of the Board of
Trustees of the Mississippi Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and is a past
Chairman of the Board.