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Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O.
One Pacific Place
1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800
Omaha, NE  68124
Phone: 402-390-9500
Fax: 402-390-9005


Mike Linder has 30 years of experience in environmental law. His experience covers all aspects of environmental regulation, permitting, compliance, and policy. Before joining Koley Jessen, Mike served as the Governor-appointed Director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) from 1999 through 2013. The NDEQ administers and enforces all environmental laws in Nebraska. Prior to becoming Director, Mike served as the NDEQ’s Legal Counsel for ten years. His experience includes state, local, and federal environmental laws dealing with water quality, air quality, groundwater, and waste management. Mike has worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the regional and national level. He has been a leader locally and nationally on environmental issues and policy.

Since joining Koley Jessen, Mike has handled numerous compliance and permitting matters as well as strategic consultation on environmental requirements and trends. He has also supported Koley Jessen’s transactional practice groups on environmental due diligence issues.

Recent Representative Experience

Practice Groups

J.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983

B.S., University of South Dakota, 1980

Bar Admission
State of Nebraska

Professional and Community Involvement
Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section, Nebraska State Bar Association, Past Chair
Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow
Nebraska Land Trust, Board Member
Humanities Nebraska Council, Board Member
Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), Past President
Environmental Research Institute of the States (ERIS), Past President

Recent Publications and Presentations

Environmental Issues in Construction Projects, Construction Law Seminar, Nebraska State Bar Association, November 17, 2015

Environmental Issues in Real Estate, The 2015 Annual Real Estate Institute, Nebraska State Bar Association, September 11, 2015

Waters of the US, Nebraska Power Summit, October 28, 2015

Federal Impacts on Water Law, Nebraska Water Law Conference sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 20, 2015

Nitrates and Nebraska Drinking Water, UNL Water Law Conference, October 21, 2016

Environmental Issues in Land Use, NBI Seminar, Omaha, NE October 5, 2016

Water Quality, Nebraska Agri-Business Summer Conference, Council Bluffs, IA