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In Memory of Thad Lightfoot

It is with great sadness that we pass along the news that former ELG partner and firm co-founder Thad Lightfoot passed away last week. Thad was one of four attorneys who started the original Environmental Law Group, Ltd. in 2000, along with Jim Payne, Bob Johnson, and Jim Mennell.  He was an exceptional attorney, a powerful litigator, and a warm and generous person. Thad left ELG in 2012 to become a partner in the regulatory affairs group of Dorsey & Whitney, a role in which he excelled. Thad was a prominent leader in the environmental law community and a mentor and friend

Thad Lightfoot, 1960 to 2020

to new environmental law attorneys, including many of us at ELG. He will be missed dearly. Thad’s obituary is available on the Star Tribune website.