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LOWELL J. CHANDLER, J.D.

Junior Partner

Lowell Chandler is a committed advocate of fighting the good fight and has spent his career building his experience in environmental law and policy.  After graduating from Hellgate High School in Missoula, Montana, Lowell completed his Bachelor of Science in Geography with honors from the University of Montana.  Upon graduation, Lowell moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked as a climate policy analyst with an international NGO advocating for environmental law and policy reforms nationally and globally to combat climate change.  

 

After nearly four years in Washington, D.C., Lowell returned to Montana and received his J.D. with honors from the University of Montana Law School.  He also received certificates in Environmental Natural Resources Law and Natural Resource Conflict Resolution.  Lowell completed his third year clinic work in the Montana Law School's Land Use and Natural Resources Clinic.

 

During law school, Lowell served as Publication Editor of the Public Land & Resources Law Review, received the Dean of Students Award for Highest Academic Achievement in Renewable Energy Law, twice competed in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (award recipient of the Best Brief Award for the Environmental Plaintiff), was a scholar with the Wyss Scholars Program for the Conservation of the American West, and served as President of the Environmental Law Group. Lowell was also selected as a national member of the Order of Barristers for having demonstrated exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing. 

 

Following law school, Lowell clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Mike McGrath of the Montana Supreme Court before joining the Uda Law Firm.

 

In his free time, Lowell enjoys exploring the outdoors and planning the next family adventure with his wife and two sons.  Lowell also serves as an elected neighborhood district representative and is the vice chair of the Helena Citizens' Council.

Presentations & Publications:

Localizing Energy Independence: How PURPA and Community Power Legislation Can Drive Development of Resilient and Reliable Local Clean Energy Projects, Public Land & Resources Law Review, Vol. 44, Article 4. 

 

"What the FERC is PURPA: An Introduction to Renewable Energy Law in Montana," Montana Bar Association - Natural Resources Law Section Annual Meeting, 2022.
 

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