Areas of Practice

Client Focus


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas


  • J.D., cum laude, Duke University School of Law, 2010
    Managing Editor, Alaska Law Review

    Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum
  • B.B.A., with honors, University of Texas, 2007

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable Paul D. Stickney, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
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Margaret K. Fawal


Maggie Fawal represents businesses and trade associations in a wide array of civil and regulatory environmental matters. She has experience assisting clients in a number of industries, including electric utilities, transportation, mining and agribusiness. Maggie’s experience covers a wide range of environmental laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, in addition to a variety of other substantive federal statutes.

Significant Matters

Maggie's recent representative matters include the following:
  • Advocating on behalf of the electric utility industry before the EPA and in the courts for sensible and environmentally protective solid waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; 
  • Challenging on behalf of the electric utility industry provisions of EPA’s final coal combustion residuals rule in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; 
  • Assisting a major port through review and permitting processes for a freight rail extension connecting the port to the national rail network;
  • Assisting multiple mining companies throughout the federal permitting and other regulatory processes;
  • Counseling an electric power company on matters relating to a proposed cross-border energy infrastructure project;
  • Defending a land development company against threatened litigation in a brownfields redevelopment project;
  • Counseling companies on compliance with the Resource Conservation Recovery Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act; 
  • Conducting the environmental due diligence review for the prospective purchaser of a manufacturer of waste and recycling equipment.