Over the decades, attorney Richard Mays has efficiently advised and advocated on behalf of numerous businesses, individuals, organizations and entities statewide.
A Little Rock Law Firm You Can Rely On
Through the years, Richard Mays Law Firm PLLC has established a niche practice representing individuals, citizens groups and environmental organizations. We frequently handle matters regarding private and public works projects that have potential to harm the environment of Arkansas, and litigate against corporations that fail to keep their legal and contractual commitments to individuals or communities.
With the consequences of global climate change becoming manifest through the increased flooding and increasing temperatures, we also work with levee districts and landowners in planning for flood prevention, financing of levees and making claims for damages from flooding.
Our Practice Areas
We have successfully taken on, and are currently involved in litigation with, some of the largest and most powerful federal and state governmental agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Highway Administration, the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Our lawyers also stand up against corporations such as electrical utilities, oil and gas production companies and national pipeline companies on behalf of individuals, citizens’ groups and environmental organizations.
Learn about a few of our recent cases and notable results.
Founder Richard Mays served at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as a career staff attorney, Senior Enforcement Counsel (i.e., deputy assistant administrator) and acting assistant administrator of the Office of Enforcement during most of the 1980s.
Prior to joining EPA, he served as an attorney for what is now the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. His law practice has had a substantial environmental component for more than 40 years. As a result of that experience, Richard knows full well the importance of working with governmental agencies when possible but challenging them when they overreach.