Laura Benz

Laura Benz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Attorney in Newnan, GA

Benz Law Group, LLC
 | 19 W Broad St, Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 404-437-7789
Fax: 770-437-7789
Email: Laura Benz
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental (50%),
  • Energy & Natural Resources (40%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)

    About Laura Benz

    Admitted: 2003, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://www.lwbenz.com/about-us.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Alumni Board of Directors, Furman University (2013-2019)
    • Leadership Coweta - Class of 2016
    • Georgia Rising Stars, Super Lawyer, 2016
    • Leadership Georgia , class of 2013, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, 2013
    • Fellow of American Bar Foundation

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Leadership Georgia - Fanning Fellow 
    • Georgia Association of Water Professionals - Member; Secretary of Intergrated Master Planning Committee
    • Georgia Child Care Association Advisory Board, 2015
    • Atlanta Bar Association – Executive Board - Environmental & Toxic Tort Section , 2014
    • Georgia Association of Environmental Professionals, 2015
    • Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce
    • Association of Women Environmental Professionals – Member 
    • Business Women of Fayette Coweta - Member 
    • Atlanta Bar Association –Chair Elect Environmental & Toxic Tort Section, 2011
    • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy & Resources Section - Member, 2015
    • Flint Basin Advisory Council , 2015
    • Georgia Environmental Restoration Association - Member 
    • Chair Environmental & Toxic Tort Section -  Atlanta Bar     , 2012
    • Atlanta Bar Association –Executive Board - Young Lawyers Division Committee - Member at Large (2011-2013)
    • State of Georgia Bar, Environmental Section, Executive Board - Member at Large, 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Rotary Club, Newnan
    • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Coweta County, 2016
    • Junior League of Atlanta, Sustainer 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Transactions:

    • Obtained 404 permit for the construction of the Parks Creek water supply project - City of Jefferson, 2014
    • Handled a Cherokee Indian Repatriation on behalf of the City of Canton
    • Obtained all necessary state and federal permits for the 410-acre Lake McIntosh Water Supply Reservoir - Fayette County, 2008
    • Obtained the Hickory Log Creek Water Supply Reservoir 404 permit  - City of Canton & Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority
    • Obtained 404 permit for 960-acre Tired Creek Fishing Lake - the first non-DNR fishing lake permitted in the State of Georgia , 2010
    • Obtained the 404 permit for the Hard Labor Creek Water Supply Reservoir - Walton County Water & Sewerage Authority, 2004

    Representative Clients:

    • Obtained the necessary federal and state permits for the Cherokee C&D landfill expansion for WastePro
    • Serve as project manager for the required state and federal permits for the Bear Creek Water Supply Project, South Fulton Municipal Regional Water & Sewer Authority
    • Represented Florida Rock in Quarry assessment and expansions, obtained necessary permits

    Educational Background:

    • Columbia University - Biosphere, 1999
    • Furman University - Bachelor of Arts - Political Science, 2000
    • Furman University, Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science, 2000
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    Office Location for Laura Benz

    19 W Broad St
    Newnan, GA 30263

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    Last Updated: 12/23/2019

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