Mac became ONDA’s staff attorney in 2001, after serving as student law clerk starting in 1999. Mac’s cases focus on wilderness, grazing, travel planning, imperiled species, and energy development issues on eastern Oregon’s public lands and he handles our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation.
Mac is regularly invited to speak on environmental law and public interest litigation issues. He has won awards for articles he’s written on water pollution and the Clean Water Act; a comprehensive public lands soil protection law; and water, the Endangered Species Act and the threatened and endangered fish species.
Mac earned his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he explored the late Quaternary geomorphic and pedologic history of central Wisconsin’s sand dunes. He received his Juris Doctor at Lewis and Clark Law School, graduating cum laude and with a certificate in environmental and natural resources law.