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Michael D. Caples, Michael D.

Michael D. Caples


Butler Snow LLP
Ridgeland, MS
(601) 985-4412

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J. D., 1994, Moot Court Board, Mississippi Law Journal 1994
  • University of Mississippi, B. S., Chemical Engineering, 1987 Cum Laude , Outstanding Chemical Engineering Award

Professional Experience

Michael Caples is a member of the Government, Environmental & Energy Group, where he serves as Marketing Coordinator and the Environmental sub-practice group leader.  Michael is also a member of the firm’s Energy Industry Team.  Michael has earned the distinction of The Best Lawyers in America in Government Relations Law, as well as Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Environmental Law.  Michael primary practice is environmental law, particularly Brownfield Redevelopment and RCRA compliance.

Michael currently serves on the Executive Board for the Mississippi Bar Law Section on Natural Resource, Energy and Environment and on the Executive Board of the Mississippi Coordinating Council for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System.  Prior to joining Butler Snow, Michael served as South Central Regional Manager for First Environment, a strategic environmental management consulting firm.  Michael has authored environmental section on Mississippi law for County government and for Municipal government and co-authored and taught classes on Implementation and Auditing of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

Michael graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mississippi in 1987 where he received the Outstanding Chemical Engineering Award.  After working as a technical and process engineer for five years, he returned to The University of Mississippi and received a J.D. in 1994, where he served on the Mississippi Law Journal and Moot Court Board.

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Experience

Michael Caples is a member of the Public Law and Finance group at Butler Snow where he concentrates his practice in the area of environmental law. Prior to joining Butler Snow, Michael practiced as an environmental attorney for four years and then served as South Central Regional Manager of First Environment, a strategic environmental management consulting firm.

Organizations & Associations

Michael is a member of the Section on Natural Resource, Energy and Environmental Law of The Mississippi Bar, and admitted to the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He co-authored and has taught classes on Implementation and Auditing of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

Education & Awards

Michael graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Mississippi in 1987 where he received the Outstanding Chemical Engineering Award. After working as a technical and a process engineer for four years, he returned to The University of Mississippi and received his J.D. in 1994. Michael served on the Mississippi Law Journal and Moot Court Board.

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