Richard G. Stoll


Richard G. Stoll is a partner in the Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee, WI offices of Foley & Lardner LLP where he concentrates his practice on federal administrative and environmental law matters. He is a member of the firm’s Environmental Practice.

Richard has been practicing environmental and administrative law since the 1970s, when he joined the EPA Office of General Counsel. He was involved in the development of regulations under the Clean Air and Water Acts and RCRA, and with the interpretation and application of those rules. Upon leaving the EPA, Richard was for three years deputy general counsel of the Chemical Manufacturers Association (now the American Chemistry Council).


Awards and Recognition

In 2014, Richard was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. In 2013, he was again named one of the top 30 environmental lawyers in the United States in Legal Media Group’s “Best of the Best USA” and was again recognized by the Washingtonian in their list of Washington’s Top Lawyers. Each year since 1989, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© and has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2003. Richard is listed in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and each year from 2007 through 2017, he has been selected for inclusion in the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers® lists in environmental law. He is Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.


Richard recently completed a term on the Council of the ABA’s Administrative Law Section. Within the ABA, he has also served as chair of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER).

He was recently elected to the board of directors for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Richard is also a member of the Cosmos Club, and has recently served as an elder in the Georgetown Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.

Presentations and Publications

Richard is the author of the book, Effective EPA Advocacy: Advancing and Protecting Your Client’s Interests in the Decision-Making Process, (Matthew Bender, 2014 ed.). In addition to his recent book, he has also published many articles and book chapters on administrative and environmental law topics.

Richard frequently speaks in television interviews and on legal programs throughout the country and has appeared extensively on ABA environmental television productions. For 10 years, he taught a course on environmental law and policy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.



15 August 2018 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized In The Best Lawyers in America 2019 List

Foley announced today that 27 of its attorneys earned <EM>Best Lawyers 2019</EM> “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in their respective practice areas. In addition, 242 of the firm’s attorneys in 19 offices have been listed in <EM>The Best Lawyers in America 2019</EM>. <BR>
26 April 2017 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Named 2017 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that nine attorneys have been named 2017 Washington, D.C. <EM>Super Lawyers</EM>. In addition, seven attorneys have been named 2017 Washington, D.C. <EM>Rising Stars</EM>.
15 December 2016 In the News

Stoll Quoted on EPA's Possible Reversal of Endangerment Finding

Partner Richard Stoll was quoted in an <EM>Inside EPA/Climate</EM> article, "Pruitt at EPA Helm not Expected to Immediately Target GHG Risk Finding," on December 15, 2016.
05 - 09 December 2016 Events

Annual CLE Week

Foley invites you to our annual CLE Week — five mornings of training programs covering a range of business and industry topics concerning the Wisconsin market.
28 November 2016 In the News

Stoll Quoted on Outlook of GHG Rules Under Trump Administration

Partner Richard Stoll was quoted in an <EM>Inside EPA/Climate </EM>article, "Trump May Take Softer Approach on GHGs Than Feared, Industry Lawyers Say," on November 28, 2016.
13 October 2016 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Named to Who’s Who Legal 2016

Foley announced today that 21 of its attorneys were included in the 2016 Who’s Who Legal, an annual list identifying the world’s leading lawyers.