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MEA Bids Farewell to Attorney Jimmy Parra

Jan 17, 2019

Midwest Environmental Advocates staff and board members wish Staff Attorney Jimmy Parra a fond farewell as he leaves MEA this week to begin a new chapter in his professional career.

For seven years, Jimmy has used his legal expertise to advocate for public rights and protect Wisconsin’s natural resources. While at MEA, Jimmy worked alongside citizens and community groups on a variety of issues at both the state and local level. He represented clients in challenges to pollution control permits issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and provided advice to impacted communities on how to address zoning and local governance concerns.

Jimmy also served as MEA’s lead attorney on issues relating to water quality impacts from end-of-pipe or point source dischargers.  His work included legal and policy responses to high-profile potential Great Lakes impacts such as water diversion requests and other threats to the Great Lakes Compact.

Jimmy’s integrity and compassion have made him a respected leader within Wisconsin’s environmental law community. We will miss him, and we wish him all the best!