The award recognizes exceptional achievements by federal, state, tribal or local government attorneys who have worked or are working in the field of environment, energy or natural resources and are viewed as having consistently achieved distinction in an exemplary way.
As section chief in the Natural Resources Division of the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, Strong is one of the leading experts in water rights, state endowment lands, the Endangered Species Act and nuclear waste storage issues in the nation. He has resolved numerous seemingly intractable environmental and natural resources disputes affecting Idaho, other states and the federal government.
Strong, with more than 30 years of experience, has numerous achievements in the fields of environmental, energy, and natural resources law. In 2007, the Idaho Judicial Council recommended Strong as one of four final candidates for a position on the Idaho Supreme Court.
Among other accomplishments, Strong has been recognized with numerous awards including the National Association of Attorneys General Marvin Award, the Western Conference of Attorneys General Jim Jones Public Service award and the National Association of Attorneys General Best Brief Award for his work before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Idaho State Bar awarded Strong with its professionalism Award in 2010; this is one of the highest honors any Idaho lawyer may receive during his career and is reserved for attorneys who best exemplify the qualities of civility, professionalism and integrity, and who have distinguished the profession through their conduct and service. He also has been recognized with the Idaho Water Users Distinguished Service Award and the Idaho Statesman’s Distinguished Citizen recognition.
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