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LLW President Michelle Diffenderfer Elected Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. President and Shareholder Michelle Diffenderfer was recently elected Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA SEER).  She will serve a one-year term, through August 2022.  

“I am excited and honored to be named Chair of the Section. I grew up as an environmental lawyer in SEER and am thrilled to be able to give back to the Section that provided me with mentoring, leadership experience and so many friends through the years,” said Diffenderfer. “My priorities include bringing us back together again in person at conferences to exchange information and ideas about environment, energy, and natural resources laws. I am also excited to continue the Section’s work on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity for all our members and helping our Section implement ABA’s Environmental Justice Resolution.”

An active member of the Section for over 25 years, Michelle’s leadership within ABA SEER began as a Committee Vice Chair in 2002. Since then, Michelle has held various leadership positions within the organization including Education Officer, Budget Officer, Secretary and most recently in her path to Chair as Vice Chair and Chair-Elect.

“Congratulations to Michelle on becoming Chair of the Section. Her extensive experience in the Section will serve our members very well this coming year,” said Howard Kenison, Immediate Past Chair of the Section.

With over 7,500 members, ABA SEER fosters the success of a diverse community of environmental, energy and resources lawyers, advisors and decision-makers and provides a premier forum for the exchange of ideas and information.  The Section provides opportunities to enhance professional skills, stay on top of current developments, and dialogue in environmental, energy, and natural resources law.  For more information about ABA SEER, click here.

Michelle assists landowners, businesses and governments with local, state and federal environmental, natural resource and land development legal requirements.  Michelle helps clients navigate these laws and regulations in the permitting of their land development and infrastructure projects.  She can be reached at or at (561) 640-0820.  For more information about Michelle, visit

Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. is a statewide law firm with 31 attorneys and over 25 years of experience practicing in the areas of environmental, land use, real estate, litigation, legislative and governmental affairs. LLW has the experience to navigate complex local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Our offices are in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Tampa, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach. For more detailed information on our qualifications, visit our website at

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