Jon Mueller

Visiting Associate Professor




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Professor Jon Mueller has been teaching as an adjunct professor at Maryland Carey Law for over 10 years and joined the law school as a visiting associate professor in July 2023 to manage the Environmental Law Clinic.

Previously, he was vice president for litigation at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) where he developed and handled administrative, and litigation matters in state and federal court. He joined CBF in 2004 as the organization’s first director of litigation and became a vice president in 2009. During his tenure at CBF, he established CBF’s Litigation Fellowship Program and Environmental Justice attorney position. He supervised the litigation department’s four attorneys, paralegal, and litigation fellow. He also was a member of CBF’s Executive Management Team and its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee.

From 1987 to 2004, he was a senior attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Enforcement Section where he litigated civil environmental enforcement matters, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response and Compensation Act, National Marine Sanctuaries Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Toxic Substance Control Act.

Professor Mueller was in private practice from 1982 to 1987 where he handled a variety of litigation matters including contract disputes, pro bono criminal defense, and national defense of products liability claims; Dalkon Shield, Toxic Shock, Stihl chainsaw, and Ford Park-to-Reverse.

He has published articles in the Environmental Law Institute’s Forum, the Maryland Bar Journal, as well as the University of Richmond Law Review and Public Interest Law Review.

He earned his law degree from the University of Richmond and his undergraduate degree in biology from the College of William and Mary. He is licensed to practice in DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and is a member of the District of Columbia, Third, and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and U.S. Supreme Court.