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Max Miller Honored by Oregon State Bar for Sustainability Accomplishments

November 22, 2013
Environmental lawyer Max M. Miller, Jr. has been awarded the President’s Sustainability Award by the Oregon State Bar. The award recognizes members who have made “significant contributions to the goal of sustainability in the legal profession in Oregon” through education, advocacy and leadership in adopting sustainable business practices.
Miller will be honored at a special luncheon on December 5th, hosted by the Bar.
Miller has a long record of developing and nurturing sustainability initiatives within his firm, in the business and civic communities, and on behalf of clients. He is co-founder of Tonkon Torp’s 14-year-old internal Sustainability Committee, which has transformed many of the firm’s operating practices. He is also a founding member of Oregon Lawyers for a Sustainable Future. In 2011, Miller was honored with the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Leadership Award in recognition of his volunteer work to move the legal profession to embrace sustainability as a goal. Among his many volunteer activities, he also serves on the editorial advisory board of the national publication, Sustainability: The Journal of Record.
Miller is chair of Tonkon Torp’s Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex hazardous waste, air and water pollution matters, as well as forestry and renewable energy. He founded and co-chairs the firm’s Sustainability Law Practice Group as well.