On March 2, Joe Stiles participated as a judge in the University of Richmond School of Law's Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Competition. Over the course of his thirty-one years on the bench, Judge Merhige showed a sincere commitment to the environment, imposing a $13 million fine against Allied Chemical for its pollution of the James River and Chesapeake Bay with the insecticide Kepone and encouraging the company to institute an $8 million cleanup fund. Each year, the University of Richmond Client Counseling and Negotiation Board honors his legacy through the spirit of this competition.
Learn more about the Merhige Environmental Negotiation Competition.
Myrna H. Rooks