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Timothy J. Lundgren Partner

Grand Rapids, Lansing
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Barb Allen, 616/336-6743

Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Experience

Tim is a partner in the environmental, energy and natural resources practice team and chair of the firm's water law specialty area. In the water area, Tim works on matters related to water quality and water supply and use, including discharge permitting and compliance, stormwater compliance, and water withdrawal. He has assisted clients with waterfront and port facilities on permitting and compliance matters both on inland waterways and on the Great Lakes, and with spill response efforts.

In other environmental areas, Tim has extensive experience addressing site remediation and cleanup at client-owned and third-party sites, including negotiating with state and federal regulatory agencies and advising clients at multi-PRP sites. He has experience working on solid and hazardous waste matters, and performs due diligence related to property transfers. Tim also represents clients on air quality matters, including permitting and compliance.

On the energy side, Tim assists clients with permitting and compliance for energy development and represents competitive and alternative energy suppliers before the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Tim also has extensive experience in telecommunications law, where he assists municipalities, educational institutions and others on telecommunications matters including cable franchising, construction and permitting of fiber optic systems, leasing of antenna towers, and a variety of FCC-related licensing and other matters.

Tim is a primary contributor to Varnum's blogs on water law and environmental matters.


  • University of Michigan School of Law
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J.D., 2002
  • Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio
    Ph.D., English, 1996
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    Boulder, Colorado
    M.A., English
  • Hope College
    Holland, Michigan
    B.A., Psychology

Professional Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Michigan Manufacturers Association (Environmental Policy Committee, Air Quality Committee, and Energy Committee)
  • National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
  • State Bar of Michigan (Environmental Law Section; Administrative and Regulator Law Council)
  • Michigan Chemistry Council, Government Affairs Committee

Community Involvement

  • West Michigan Land Conservancy (Board, 2006 – June 2012)
  • The Arc of Kent County (Board, 2013 - )

Recognition and Rankings

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013
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