- Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Admitted to Practice in
- Washington, D.C.
About Kelly A. Cwiertny
Kelly Cwiertny is an Environmental Attorney and Counsel at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll P.L.C. Kelly’s work focuses primarily on environmental and energy matters.
Typical work for Kelly includes:
- Reviewing and guiding real estate deals & documents with specific focus on environmental contamination concerns.
- Reviewing environmental permits, agreements, reports and other documents to ensure environmental compliance for public and private entities.
- Troubleshooting for clients with environmental contamination or permit compliance issues, including working with Iowa Department of Natural Resources, where appropriate.
- Drafting appeals of environmental decisions and fines to Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
- Monitoring new developments in alternative energy development in Iowa and associated tax and other development credits.
- Guiding alternative energy projects (solar, wind, and others) through permitting and other regulatory processes with IUB and local and regional governments.
Prior to joining S&I, Kelly worked as an Associate in the Environmental and Natural Resources group of a law firm, in Riverside, California and practiced as an Associate in the Natural Resources and Environment and Energy groups at a large law firm in Washington D.C. Kelly also clerked for the Sixth Judicial District of Iowa from 2006 to 2007.
- Miami University, B.A. History (cum laude) (2000)
- University of Michigan, J.D. (2003)
- Iowa State Bar Association
- Linn County Bar Association
Community and Personal
- Handicare, Inc. Board of Directors (member)
Speeches and Publications
- “State Board Proposes New Alternatives for Cachuma Project on Santa Ynez River to Protect Steelhead Fisheries”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, September 2007
- “Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to Add Fluoride to Drinking Water Supply”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, November 2007
- “Bureau of Reclamation Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, December 2007
- “California Department of Fish & Game Commission Adopts Regulation Authorizing Take With Additional Measures for Protection of Adult, Larval and Juvenile Longfin Smelt”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, January 2009
- “Proposed Watershed Wide Permits Could Change Landscape for California’s Water”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, January 2009
- “Fish & Game Commission Adopts Emergency Regulation under CESA regarding Longfin Smelt – State and Federal Contractors Sue to Overturn Regulation”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, February 2009
- “Three Lawsuits Filed Challenging Delta Smelt Biological Opinion”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, April 2009
- “California Department of Water Resources Issues New Technical Guidance for Urban Water Suppliers to Meet Water Conservation Standards”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, October 2010
- “Ninth Circuit Finds That Prior Settlement Did Not Bar Later Contribution Claims from Third Parties”, Environmental Liability, Enforcement & Penalties Reporter October 2010
- “Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency Approves Agreement to Buy Water Intake Facility and Permanent Water Rights”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, January 2011
- “Pair of Bills Call for Stringent Limits on Chromium 6 in Drinking Water”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, March 2011
- “Stanislaus County Ordered to Investigate & Remediate Potential Source of Pollution for Tuolumne River”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, May 2011