Leah J. Knowlton

Leah J. Knowlton

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Leah J. Knowlton has more than 25 years of experience counseling clients on environmental regulatory matters and representing them in criminal and civil litigation involving chemical contamination and other environmental violations. Ms. Knowlton regularly develops and implements environmental compliance management systems and advises clients on chemical safety and security matters. She has extensive experience assessing environmental risk and negotiating contracts and remediation plans in corporate and real estate transactions. 


Litigation Counsel of America

American Bar Association, Energy, Environment and Resources Law Section and Litigation Section

State Bar of Georgia, Environmental Law Section

Atlanta Bar Association, Environmental Committee

American Water Works Association

Women's Energy Network, Atlanta Chapter

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

Practice Highlights



Speaking Engagements



Yale Law School, JD, 1987

University of Chicago, BA, with honors, 1982

Bar Admissions


New York

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


LEED Accredited Professional for New Construction and Major Renovations Projects

Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers - Environment, 2013-2017

Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, Environmental Law, 2012, 2015-2018

Georgia Super Lawyers, Environment, 2013-2018

Top 50 Women Attorneys in Georgia, Atlanta Magazine, 2014

Business and Law Award from the Georgia Women's Institute, 2014