Mary Ellen Ternes
Mary Ellen Ternes is a shareholder at Crowe & Dunlevy’s Oklahoma City office. She is a member of the Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources, Administrative & Regulatory and Litigation & Trial practice groups.
Ternes’ expertise includes advising clients on matters of environmental permitting, compliance strategies, enforcement defense, environmental assessments, transactions and due diligence, voluntary clean-up practices, environmental impact statements and federal and state administrative proceedings and litigation. Her chemical engineering experience includes hazardous waste management, contaminated site remediation and combustion processes and permitting. Her combined careers in engineering and law have allowed Ternes to significantly contribute to civic and professional organizations through various leadership positions and served as a basis for her extensive publications.
In addition to her practice and publications, Ternes has served as a leader within multiple professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, American College of Environmental Lawyers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Air and Waste Management Association. She is also a member of the environmental law sections of several state bars, including Oklahoma.
She received her Bachelor in Engineering, Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1984 and her Juris Doctor with high honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1995.
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