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.
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 Associations
Member , State Bar of Georgia
Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar
General Counsel , National Council on Science & Environment - Environmentors Program
Activities: Mentor, Planning & Strategic Committee Chair, Board of Directors
Member , State Bar of Michigan


Carvalho & Assocaites, PC
707 Whitlock Ave SW
Marietta, GA 30064
Telephone: (678) 354-0066
Fax: (678) 354-0667