Randy Lutz brings to Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law) more than three decades of extensive experience in environmental law. He focuses his practice in brownfield redevelopments; environmental permitting and compliance, including counseling clients on regulatory issues with state and federal environmental agencies; litigation of environmental claims; and environmental enforcement defense. He has substantial experience in land use and the energy industry.
Prior to reentering private practice, Randy served in various public positions, including working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Maryland’s Attorney General’s Office where he was Principal Counsel to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which included the environmental regulatory programs at that time.
As former Director of the EPA’s nationwide criminal enforcement program, Randy was responsible for helping to establish the program at the EPA. He reviewed and approved all criminal investigations and referrals for prosecution, and developed national policies and priorities with respect to federal enforcement. His work with the EPA earned him the EPA’s Bronze Medal for outstanding public service.
Prior to his service with the EPA, Randy served for nine years as Principal Counsel and as Assistant Attorney General of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore.
Randy is frequently asked to write and speak on a range of environmental and economic development issues. He has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation consecutively since 1995, was named the Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for the Baltimore area in Environmental Law for 2021, 2017 and 2015 and in Environmental Litigation in 2016 and was named the “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Energy/Environmental Law” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.
He has been selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers annually since 2006 and has been recognized by Corporate Counsel as one of the top lawyers for Energy/Public Utility, Environmental and Natural Resources Law in the state of Maryland since 2009.
Randy is admitted to practice in Maryland and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth, Third and D.C. U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Some of the noteworthy projects that he has provided environmental legal assistance include: