James “Jim” J. Creech is an associate in the firm’s Environmental Law and Litigation Practice Groups, where he represents clients on a range of legal matters related to environmental regulation, transactions, and litigation. Jim regularly advises clients throughout all stages of environmental litigation under the New Jersey Spill Act, CERCLA, and other state and federal law. Jim also advises clients on both federal and state environmental permitting requirements.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Jim served as an attorney with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), where he provided strategic advice on the State’s solar energy, electric vehicle, and energy efficiency programs, including the development and implementation of NJBPU’s electric vehicle programs and New Jersey’s Permanent Community Solar Program.
Jim’s background also includes working for the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he advised the agency on matters related to the Clean Air Act, including offshore wind development permitting, source aggregation determinations, and Title V permitting requirements.
Jim earned his J.D. and his LL.M. in Environmental Law from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and received his B.A. from Monmouth University. During law school, he interned for the Honorable Nelson Stephen Román in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor. After law school, Jim clerked for the Honorable Jessica R. Mayer, J.A.D., of the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.