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Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Attorney

Tim is a partner in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Practice Team and leads the energy regulatory team in Lansing.

Tim represents developers and lenders as Michigan counsel on the development of energy generation projects, and also represents clients before the Michigan Public Service Commission, including energy suppliers and marketers, independent power producers, manufacturers, agricultural processors, public entities and institutions, and trade associations representing competitive power supply and business interests. Tim also advises clients on developments in energy law and policy in Michigan, and assists them in the development of legislative proposals.

In the environmental arena, Tim works on natural resource development and environmental permitting matters, including permitting for mineral extraction and large energy developments. He has done extensive work on matters related to water quality and water supply and use, including discharge permitting, storm water compliance, and water withdrawal. He has assisted clients on permitting and compliance matters on wetlands, inland waterways, and on the Great Lakes, including spill response efforts. He has considerable experience addressing site remediation and cleanup at client-owned sites, and negotiating with state and federal regulatory agencies and advising clients at multi-PRP sites.

In the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, Tim is named “Lawyer of the Year” for water law in Grand Rapids.

For more information, please contact Tim Lundgren at 616/336-6750 or



Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Water Law, 2021

Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Regulatory Law, Water Law, since 2013

Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law, 2019

Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers, Energy Law, 2019 and 2020

Professional Affiliations

Energy Bar Association, Energy Law Journal Book Review Editor

Michigan Chemistry Council, Government Affairs Committee

Michigan Manufacturers Association: Mining Policy Committee; Environmental Policy Committee; Air Quality Committee

State Bar of Michigan: Administrative and Regulatory Law Section; Environmental Section; Natural Resources, Energy and Sustainability Committee, vice chair

Community Involvement

Lutheran North/West Lower Michigan Synod, Lay Council

The ARC of Kent County, president, 2015 - present; vice president and Board member, 2013 - 2015

West Michigan Land Conservancy, Board member, 2006 - 2014

News & Publications


University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., 2002

Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Ph.D., English, 1996

University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
M.A., English, 1991

Hope College
Holland, Michigan
B.A., Psychology, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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