Partner announcement

Willms & Shier Names John Georgakopoulos Partner

January 18, 2013

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of John Georgakopoulos as Partner, effective January 1, 2013. Prior to becoming an environmental lawyer, John was a senior environmental scientist at Ontario’s Ministry of Environment. While at the MOE, John worked with U.S. state representatives to develop a regional, bi-national toxic air emissions inventory for the Great Lakes region. In 2001 and 2002, John received the MOE’s Emerald Award for superior quality service and environmental protection.

John commenced his environmental law practice at Willms & Shier in 2008. He advises clients on environmental compliance and due diligence, defends environmental prosecutions and orders, and litigates environmental claims. We are pleased to have John as part of our team.

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP is Canada’s recognized leading environmental law firm, delivering a full range of environmental, Indigenous and energy law services. For nearly 50 years, our clients have benefitted from our innovative, practical solutions and extensive knowledge of environmental, Indigenous, and energy and natural resource issues. With 16 highly specialized lawyers, we are the largest private sector environmental law practice in Canada. Eight of our lawyers are Environmental Law Specialists, certified by the Law Society of Ontario. Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Yellowknife. Our lawyers are called to the Bar in Ontario, New Brunswick, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon.

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John Georgakopoulos

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

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University of Ottawa

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