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Tokesha Collins-Wright

Tokesha Collins-Wright is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2008 and practices in the environmental law group. Tokesha's practice involves most aspects of environmental regulatory law, including permitting, compliance, enforcement and transactional issues, as well as litigation matters. She assists in the representation of local, regional, and national clients in a variety of environmental matters including, regulatory proceedings, state and federal environmental advice regarding permitting and enforcement actions, and rulemaking efforts at both the state and federal level.

Prior to law school, Tokesha was a highway engineer for the Louisiana and Texas Departments of Transportation, where she designed roadway, drainage and other highway projects.

Representative Experience

  • Counsel to the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) and many of its member companies.  Representation includes various environmental regulatory, adjudicatory, compliance, and permitting issues
  • Industry Counsel for the LDEQ Operating Permits Workgroup, a joint workgroup between the state environmental agency in Louisiana and the regulated community concerning a variety of permitting and policy issues
  • Counsel to several clients in defense of New Source Review enforcement and Title V permitting actions

Education

Tokesha earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering, with a concentration in Environmental Problems and Planning, from Brown University in 2001.  She earned her Masters in Environmental Planning and Management from Louisiana State University in 2005.  Tokesha earned her J.D., with a concentration in Environmental Law, from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Tokesha was the Presidential Scholar, as well as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Journal of Business and Technology law.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2008; United States District Courts in Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations; Air and Waste Management Association ; Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society; Massachusetts-State-Certified Engineer-in-Training

Articles, Presentations and Publications

Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Iris Domestic Violence Center, 2010-2016
  • Member, Junior League of Baton Rouge, 2013 - present
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