James J. Creech practices with the firm’s Environmental Group focusing on a range of matters relating to environmental regulation, transactions, and litigation under federal and state law.
James joined the firm from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., where he was deeply involved in Clean Air Act policy implementation and defensive litigation. In addition to his regulatory experience, James was previously an Environmental & Toxic Tort Associate with a New Jersey-based law firm and an intern with the General Counsel’s Office at PSEG.
While in law school, James was Managing Editor and a Junior Associate for the Pace Environmental Law Review and an active member of Pace Law School’s National Energy and Sustainability Law Moot Court Competition Team. James also participated in the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and served as a judicial honors extern for the Honorable Nelson S. Román of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Following law school, James clerked for the Honorable Jessica R. Mayer, J.A.D. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
James holds an LL.M. in Environmental Law and a J.D. – both from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. He received his B.A. in Political Science with minors in Legal Studies and Global Sustainability from Monmouth University.
- Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law (LL.M., summa cum laude, 2018)
- Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
- Monmouth University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2015)
- New Jersey
- New York
- American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER)
- New Jersey State Bar Association