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, Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes.
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 was named the Best Lawyers® Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" in Milwaukee (2016). He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Environmental (2006-2022) and Litigation - Environmental (2011-2022). He has been recognized by Chambers USA in Natural Resources & Environment. In July of 2006, Mike was AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating possible.