Rebecca Wright Pritchett

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Robin Lowman
205.226.5737 direct

For over 19 years, clients facing environmental challenges have relied on environmental and natural resources attorney Rebecca Pritchett to guide them through complex state, federal, administrative and municipal laws. Able to explain even the most complex regulatory construct in understandable terms, Rebecca provides clients with the comfort of knowing that she understands the concerns they have as well as the risks they may not have considered. Creative and ambitious, her style lends itself to finding elegant solutions to complex problems.

Representative clients include:

  • Lenders considering environmentally-challenged property as collateral or foreclosing on potentially contaminated property
  • Buyers, sellers or developers of environmentally-challenged property
  • Developers and downstream property owners with issues related to construction stormwater runoff and BMPs
  • Local governmental agencies and water and wastewater boards with issues related to Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act compliance
  • Manufacturers negotiating environmental permits or facing other environmental challenges
  • Businesses facing administrative enforcement actions by state or federal environmental agencies
  • Oil and gas operators seeking permits or facing environmental enforcement actions
  • Estates and trusts dealing with contaminated property

Rebecca has extensive experience with a broad variety of environmental and regulatory issues, including:

  • Water - water quality, water rights, and municipal water supply
  • Brownfield redevelopment and economic incentives
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Financing purchases of contaminated property
  • Hazardous waste and solid waste issues
  • Mineral rights
  • Oil and gas permitting and operations
  • Wetland and coastal zone issues

She also has experience in the areas of air quality, insecticides, fungicides, endangered species and wildlife law. Having served for eight years on the Alabama Oil & Gas Board, Rebecca also understands the perspective of the regulators and uses that knowledge to help craft solutions for clients. Rebecca's main objective when assisting clients is to forge creative outcomes that solve the clients’ issues while achieving their business objectives.

In addition to environmental law, she also has significant experience in the areas of:

  • Public contracts
  • Open meeting laws
  • Construction contracts
  • Construction litigation
  • Eminent domain
  • Commercial real estate
  • Governmental affairs
  • Lobbying
  • Forestry
  • Operations security and eco-terrorism issues

Rebecca's solid experience in the environmental field complements the strategic initiatives of clients seeking real estate, construction, manufacturing and governmental relations counsel.

Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers have recognized Rebecca as a leader in environmental law since 2008. She is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1993
    • Faculty Appointments Committee
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Board of Advancement and Development
    • Land Air Water
    • Women's Law Forum
  • Certificate of Completion, University of Oregon School of Law, Environmental and Natural Resource Law, 1993
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Southern Mississippi, Honors College, Journalism, 1990
    • USM Hall of Fame, 1990
    • Most Outstanding Freshman Woman, 1986
    • Most Outstanding Greek Pledge, 1987
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Alpha Lambda Delta
    • Phi Eta Sigma

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama



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