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: 1/10/2019

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