James B. Martin

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Senior Counsel, Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.

James Martin joined the Denver firm Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. as senior counsel in June of 2013. Jim brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience in environmental and natural resources law, the legislative and administrative process and the political arena, as well as in academia. He looks forward to applying that experience to helping clients solve permitting and compliance issues, interact with agencies and legislators, and look at the “big picture” of energy resource development. Jim most recently was the Regional Administrator for EPA’s Region VIII. This position entrusted Jim with the ultimate responsibility for all federal environmental laws in six western states and in 26 tribal nations. Jim worked in the environmental field for nearly 30 years, most recently as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Prior to his career in public service, Jim managed a nonprofit focused on energy, water issues, and public lands, and spent a decade as the senior attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund. He also headed the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado School of Law, where he managed an interdisciplinary public policy think tank and taught advanced seminars. Jim has a Bachelor’s degree from Knox College and a law degree from Northwestern Law School, Lewis & Clark College.