Michael P. Carlton

  • Office:
    • Milwaukee

      411 East Wisconsin Avenue
      Suite 1000
      Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Telephone: (414) 287-1217
  • Fax: (414) 238-6525

Mike Carlton worked as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., representing the EPA and other government agencies. Thereafter, he worked as a senior attorney and policy analyst with the Environmental Law Institute, and then as Wisconsin counsel for a national environmental organization. Mike has taught and studied environmental law and policy in Washington, D.C., London, and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mike heads the firm’s Environmental Law Practice representing a wide range of public and private entities in regulatory and transactional matters.

Mike is a frequent lecturer on environmental issues and he has authored numerous articles including publications in CBE Environmental Review, The Milwaukee Business Journal and Small Business Times.

He is a member of the American Bar Association (Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law); the State Bar of Wisconsin; and Federation of Environmental Technologists.

Mike is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America® and Wisconsin Super Lawyers® in Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental. Mike was selected by The Best Lawyers in America® as Milwaukee’s 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation - Environmental. In July of 2006, Mike was awarded AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating possible.

Practice Areas:


  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1974
  • Marquette University, B.S., 1971

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin and U.S. Supreme Courts
  • Several Courts of Appeals
  • District Courts
  • U.S. Court of Claims


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