Timothy R. Pomeroy Joins Klinedinst's Environmental Law Group

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Timothy R. Pomeroy, a former U.S. Air Force attorney who served in the Judge Advocate General corps, has joined the California law firm of Klinedinst PC. Among several postings, Pomeroy was handpicked by the Pentagon to counsel Abu Ghraib's commanders and staff after the prisoner detention scandal broke in Iraq. After serving in Iraq, Pomeroy focused on environmental law issues for the Air Force. His experience handling complex environmental claims, advising military base commanders on state and federal environmental statutes, and ensuring compliance at almost two dozen hazardous waste sites will be valuable to Klinedinst's corporate environmental law clients.

The business attorneys at Klinedinst PC are pleased to announce that Timothy R. Pomeroy has joined the San Diego legal team.

Before coming to Klinedinst, Mr. Pomeroy served in the United States Air Force as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG). Much of his work focused on complex environmental legal issues facing the military. He would regularly advise commanders on relevant federal and state environmental statutes, as well as ensure compliance at almost two dozen hazardous waste sites. He drafted legal reviews on a diverse range of topics, including environmental policy, and participated in environmental audits.

In addition to complex environmental work, Mr. Pomeroy handled military justice and adverse actions, including courts-martial proceedings. In one posting, he prepared over 100 tort claims at one of the world's busiest Air Force claims offices. He would also be called on to advise military hospital and regional medical counsel on various legal issues, and participate in post-trial and clemency matters. While serving at Los Angeles Air Force Base, he even coordinated the base's Victim and Witness Assistance Program.

One of the highlights of his JAG service came when Mr. Pomeroy was handpicked by the Pentagon to help diffuse the international scandal that erupted over prisoner mistreatment at Forward Operating Base Abu Ghraib. During his assignment in Iraq, he advised the facility commander, staff and interrogation teams on applicable law and policy involving the base's detainee population. Working under intense international scrutiny, he was able to ensure 100% case accountability, even under combat conditions.

"Timothy is a tremendous attorney who is able to get the job done, even under the most extreme circumstances," noted John D. Klinedinst, CEO of Klinedinst PC. "He has an incredible work ethic, and brings a unique perspective to our environmental law group. Plus, his experience in complex environmental issues will be a tremendous asset for our clients. We're proud of Tim's service to our country, and very pleased to welcome him to our San Diego office."

Mr. Pomeroy graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2001, with a Juris Doctor and Master of Dispute Resolution. During law school, he participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna, Austria. He was also named Managing Editor of Dispute Resolution Law Journal, and was a founding Board Member for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law. During law school, he worked as a Legal Intern with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) in their Los Angeles office. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Psychology.

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