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Tyler D. Bowlin

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Tyler D. Bowlin
Tyler D. Bowlin
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About Tyler

Tyler Bowlin is a skilled legal advisor and problem solver, supporting clients that operate in highly regulated sectors including environmental law and petroleum.

In Tyler’s broad environmental practice, he represents owners, buyers and sellers on a wide range of matters, including due diligence, negotiation of agreements (including purchase and sale, access, and consultant agreements), and development of work plans relating environmental remediation, allocation of liability, and insurance coverage.

Tyler also supports clients on issues related to contaminated sites, water, air, waste, and environmental impact/land use. From performing leak-detection and repair services on oil fields throughout California to advising on one of the largest environmental cleanup projects in the United States, his experience at both the field and executive levels of environmental compliance gives him a comprehensive understanding of environmental law.

Tyler regularly represents clients before state and federal agencies as well as specialized regulatory bodies, including California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control; California Geologic Energy Management Division (formerly known as the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources); Regional Water Quality Control Boards; regional air quality management districts; and others. He has litigated complex disputes for global companies—including national and regional businesses—through the entire litigation cycle, as well as helping clients mitigate risks and liabilities. Tyler also assists with matters relating to admiralty and maritime law, including arrests and attachments.

Representative Experience

  • Environmental & Natural Resources Plus
    • Defended corporate clients and property owners against governmental enforcement actions, including administrative compliance orders, information requests, and cleanup and abatement orders.

    • Advised corporate clients on a range of environmental compliance and permitting issues, including those pertaining to solid and hazardous waste management, air and water quality, and stormwater management.

    • Represented clients in matters involving various topics of environmental law, including CERCLA, RCRA and the Porter-Cologne and Hazardous Substance Account Act.

    • Represented retail client with negotiating resolution of alleged hazardous waste violations asserted by federal and state enforcement agencies.

    • Represented clients with respect to project development and management of Supplemental Environmental Projects pursuant to Consent Agreement and Final Orders with U.S. EPA.

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2015 
    • Green Business Law, certificate of concentration
    • Environmental and Natural Resources Law, certificate of concentration
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, environmental studies, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015
         
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Activities

Professional Plus
  • Orange County Bar Association, member
  • American Bar Association
    • Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee, Programs Vice-Chair, 2020-2021
  • Energy Bar Association Western Chapter, member
  • American Chemical Society, member
  • Air and Waste Management Association, member
  • Young Professionals in Energy, member
  • National Conference on Weights and Measures, member