Legal Affairs

Welcome to the Legal Affairs Division at LDEQ! Below you will find general information about who we are and what we do, as well as informative resources for your benefit. Please note that anything published on Legal's website does not constitute legal advice or a binding agency statement, we are merely providing this information in an informative capacity for public consumption.


Who We Are & What We Do

The Legal Affairs Division is housed within the Office of the Secretary and advises the Secretary and Department on all legal matters such as permitting issues, enforcement actions, and legislation. The Division is managed by General Counsel, Herman Robinson.  The Deputy General Counsel, Dwana Christy King, serves as his first assistant.


The mission of Legal Affairs Division is to provide legal consultation and representation to the various Offices of the Department with regard to permitting, remediation, enforcement, grants, contracts, personnel, legislation, intergovernmental agreements, or such other matters as may be necessary.  It is also our mission  to provide high quality, intelligent, and reliable services to the Department in a timely and professional manner to ensure that the agency, its Executives, and staff maintain compliance with the law while effectively and efficiently administering environmental laws and regulations.

For more detailed information on the work that Legal does, please see the section pages below.


Enforcement & Remediation

Regulation Development and General Law

Regional Attorneys

Reported Decisions

Here you will find reported decisions involving the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

LDEQ Rules & Regulations

Click here to access LDEQ's Rules & Regulations page.

 Legal Contact Information

Office Main Line

(225) 219-3985

Office Fax Line

(225) 219-4068


Office Mailing Address

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Office of the Secretary

Legal Affairs Division

P.O. Box 4302

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4302