Attorneys
Jordan Wimpy

Jordan P. Wimpy

Counsel
Email:jwimpy@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688-8872
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas, Wyoming

Jordan Wimpy is an environmental, agriculture, energy and natural resources lawyer that regularly represents trade associations, utilities and business clients in administrative rulemaking matters and all aspects of the environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement processes. He also advises and provides counsel to landowners negotiating conservation easements, utility easements, surface use agreements and environmental mitigation/reclamation standards for energy infrastructure projects.

Experience

  • Represents clients in enforcement proceedings, permit disputes and environmental reclamation projects before state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Advises clients regarding environmental permit applications and processes.
  • Advises landowners and landowner organizations on the negotiation and siting of energy infrastructure development projects including rights-of-way and easement agreements for pipelines and powerlines, surface use agreements, access agreements and mitigation reclamation standards.
  • Assists landowners with the negotiation, drafting and monitoring of conservation easement agreements.
  • Helps landowners and local governments navigate special use permitting and resource management planning processes for public lands.
  • Advises clients with regard to enrollment, contracting and compliance issues under the Farm Bill’s Title 2 Conservation Programs.
  • Represents landowners, local governments and agriculture organizations in matters concerning the Endangered Species Act including listing decisions, critical habitat determinations, habitat conservation plans and Section 7 consultation activities.

Education

  • Vermont Law School J.D., magna cum laude (2012)
  • Vermont Law School Master of Environmental Law & Policy, magna cum laude (2012)
  • University of Arkansas M.A. in History (2009)
  • University of Arkansas B.A. in History (2006)

Professional Recognition

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars: Environmental (2019)

Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
      • Chair, Agricultural Management Committee (2020-21)
      • Vice-Chair for Programs, Agricultural Management Committee (2018-21)
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
    • Environmental Law Section, Member
      • Past Chair (2018-19)
      • Past Vice-Chair (2017-18)
      • Past Secretary (2016-17)
  • Member, American Agricultural Law Association
  • Board of Directors, Alliance for Rural Impact
    • President (2019-Present)
    • Vice-President (2017-18)
  • Member, Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation
  • Member, Central Arkansas Master Naturalists

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