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Steven Miano
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Steven Thomas Miano
One Logan Square
18th & Cherry Streets - 27th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6933
Phone: 215-496-7025
Fax: 215-568-0300

Mr. Miano is a Shareholder in the firm’s Environmental Department. Mr. Miano has been practicing environmental law for more than twenty years. His practice includes all facets of environmental law and litigation, including federal and state cases involving the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, Hazardous Waste laws, Superfund and Brownfields redevelopment. His clients include industrial corporations, commercial entities and municipalities. Before entering private practice, Mr. Miano was an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Hazardous Waste Branch. He is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University Law School, where he teaches courses on environmental law. He is a frequent lecturer and has written on various environmental legal issues for a variety of publications. He has also served as a course planner for several national environmental law programs. Mr. Miano also serves on the Planning Committee for the annual PA Brownfields conference and is an invited speaker each year for the PA Environmental Law Forum.

Mr. Miano received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from George Washington University in 1982 and his J.D. from University of New Hampshire School of Law in 1985. He was a clerk to the Honorable Martin Loughlin, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Mr. Miano is listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers For Business, Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Environmental Law, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Miano currently serves in several leadership positions for the ABA's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, including as Publications Officer and Executive Committee Member. Previously, he served as the Section Secretary and a Section Council member and was also the Co-chair of the Section's Water Quality and Wetlands Committee and the Eastern Water Law Conference. He is also on the Editorial Board of the ABA Section publication, Trends, for which he served as Editor-In-Chief from 1997-2001. He is the co-author of the wetlands chapter in the Section's Clean Water Act Handbook and was the peer reviewer for the Section's Basic Practice Series book on RCRA. He is currently authoring a chapter on TMDLs for the latest edition of this publication.

From 1998-2005, Mr. Miano served as a member and Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Support Center for Child Advocates, the largest agency of its kind in the country providing legal and social services to abused and neglected children and was named Distinguished Child Advocate in 1997. He is a graduate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Arts & Business Council - Business on Board Program.


Sample of recent Publications:

- Rapanos’ Reach: Jurisdictional Effects on the TMDL Program
- Making Sense Of Recent Supreme Court Cases Under The Clean Water Act
- Superfund Redux: Will EPA's New Post Construction Policy Reopen Site Remedies?
- Pennsylvania's Progress Toward Water Planning
- Eastern Water Law: Historical Perspectives and Emerging Trends
- Wetlands Chapter - Clean Water Act Handbook
- Can You Define A Wetland? Significant Changes In Wetlands Jurisdiction Under The Clean Water Act
- Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Where Is It Now?
- TMDLs: Ignore Them at Your Peril
- Protecting Environmental Claims in an Era of More Frequent Bankruptcy Filings
- Law Takes a Major Step Toward Water Resources Management
- Developers Beware: Endangered Species Ahead
- Preparing to Manage an EHS Crisis

See firm website: for full listing and further information on publications.

  • Environmental Law
  • Water Law