Patricia T Barmeyer

Partner, Head of Environmental Practice

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Patricia Barmeyer

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Patricia Thrower Barmeyer is a partner in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office and the head of the firm’s environmental practice.  She joined the firm in 1990 after working on environmental and natural resource cases for 17 years in the office of the Attorney General of the State of Georgia.  At King & Spalding Ms. Barmeyer has concentrated her practice in environmental litigation in the areas of water, waste, and air. Since 2006 Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Ms. Barmeyer as a “Star Individual,” and the top environmental lawyer in Georgia.  Chambers 2013 describes her as “the dean of the Georgia environmental Bar,” with extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations.  Chambers 2011 calls her “stellar” and “absolutely top-notch.”  Chambers 2010 notes her “ability to balance the interests of multiple clients” and her success in litigation.  Chambers 2009 describes her as “a brilliantly connected superstar with a truly outstanding environmental practice.”  Chambers 2008 highlighted her “levelheaded, fact-oriented, logical” approach and “forceful but civil” style.  Ms. Barmeyer was named Best Lawyers’ 2010 Atlanta Environmental Lawyer of the Year.  Ms. Barmeyer’s expertise combines a detailed knowledge of environmental law with courtroom experience in environmental cases.  The environmental practice won the “Law 360 Practice Group of the Year” award for 2010 and for 2012, one of only five law firms in the United States in the field of environmental law. 

State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Georgia Legal Services Foundation Board

J.D., cum laude, Harvard University
B.A., Hollins University

Supreme Court of Georgia
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia