our Staff


nick leonard, Interim executive director 


From 2014 to 2016, Nick worked with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center as an Equal Justice Works fellow. His fellowship project focused on providing transactional legal services to individuals, nonprofit corporations, and for-profit businesses engaged in urban agriculture in Detroit. During the course of his project, he frequently worked on real estate transactions, lending transactions, land use and zoning, and entity formation for Detroit's burgeoning urban agriculture community. After transitioning to his role as staff attorney at the conclusion of his fellowship, Nick has worked on environmental justice issues in Detroit, with a specific focus on Clean Air Act permitting, hazardous and solid waste management, and local environmental policy. 

Nick spends his free time watching Tigers baseball, backpacking in mountains, and cooking. 

J.D. University of Michigan School of Law
B.A. English at Kalamazoo College

Licensed to practice in Michigan 

Email: nicholas.leonard@glelc.org
Phone: 313-782-3372

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