Dick Sedgley


Dick Sedgley has practiced environmental and utility law as a member of the AquaLaw team since 2005.  Prior to joining AquaLaw, Dick was a partner in a national law firm, where he worked with AquaLaw co-founders Paul Calamita and Chris Pomeroy.  Dick practiced environmental engineering prior to starting his law practice in 1987.

Combining legal and technical skills, Dick advises clients on a broad range of legal matters including permitting, compliance, and business issues, with a focus on water and wastewater, solid and hazardous wastes, criminal and civil enforcement defense, and tailored programs to bring about and maintain compliance.

Dick’s focus is not on merely addressing the client’s immediate legal problem, but rather on applying skills in discrete regulatory areas with a larger view of the client’s interests and well-being. He views permitting, regulatory development, and other tasks as an opportunity to implement solutions for clients in the broadest sense, placing clients in a better position in terms of (1) a solid legal and factual foundation for the approach to a particular problem; (2) utilizing the full flexibility provided by federal and state regulatory programs; (3) allowing the best opportunity for continuing compliance; and (4) capturing the full economic value in facilities and activities.

J. D., University of Richmond, cum laude, 1987
M. S., Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1977
B. S., Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1969

Professional Certifications & Affiliations
Professional Engineer, Virginia
Water Environment Federation

Various federal courts

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