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Michael Carvalho

Contact: 678.354.0066
Law School: Michigan State University
Jurisdictions: DC


About Michael Carvalho
Accomplished Environmental and Energy Attorney with extensive legal, technical and business experience. Substantive and practical knowledge of environmental and energy law, policy and regulation; regulatory compliance, permitting, and complex litigation in state and federal courts. Nationally recognized expert in the re-development of environmentally impaired commercial and industrial real estate. Achieved clients’ goals and objectives within multi-disciplined teams. Strong entrepreneurial focus and proven management experience. Successfully litigated claims against Public Service Commission involving $6.4 billion in proposed public utility expansion. Recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients in connection with citizen suits under the federal Clean Water Act. Creative legal and business problem-solving skills within comprehensive environmental statutory and regulatory programs to include: CERCLA/SARA, “Superfund”, Brownfields Programs (various states), Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, Clean Air Act, OSHA, National Environmental Policy Act, Toxic Substance Control Act, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Atomic Energy Act, Oil Pollution Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Ongoing commitment to pro bono environmental educational programs.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Environmental Law
  • Maritime
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Partner , Carvalho & Assocaites, PC
Partner , Hartman Simons Wood, LLP
Partner , O'Connor & Hannan, Washington DC
Senior Associate, Verner Liipfert Bernhard McPherson & Hand
Attorney at Law , Law Office of Michael Carvalho, PC
General Motors Corp, Environment & Energy Section, Law Department 1996-1997; First Chicago NBD Bank (Chase) 1994-1996
Founder, President/CEO , Site Assessment Specialists, Inc., Royal Oak, MI
Environmental Consulting firm specializing in environmental assessment, and remediation. Signficant experience in UST removals, CERCLA/SARA, FIFRA, RCRA, OSHA and related stated programs. Lead Investigator at 17 NPL Sites in connection with Litigation Support for Fortune 100 Company. Grew sales to $1m. Successfully negotiated sale of company to ATC Environmental, a publicly-traded firm.
Environmental Specialist , GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies, Inc.
Michigan State UniversityJ.D.Law
Activities: Attend Evening Program while running small business.
University of Massachusetts - AmherstB.A.Environmental Policy & Political Science
Professional Activities
General Counsel National Council on Science & Environment - Environmentors Program 1998-Current
Details: Mentor, Planning & Strategic Committee Chair, Board of Directors
Professional Associations
Member , State Bar of Georgia
Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member , State Bar of Michigan


Carvalho & Assocaites, PC
707 Whitlock Ave SW
Marietta, GA 30064
Telephone: 678.354.0066
Fax: 678.354.0667