Terry focuses on complex environmental and regulatory disputes regarding local, state and federal agencies. From Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act permitting and enforcement to hazardous waste permitting, brownfield development and corrective action to Superfund remediation and FIFRA enforcement actions, Terry’s broad background provides her the ability to practice in all areas of environmental law, representing defendants, municipals and industry in Clean Water Act rule-making and enforcement, and the Resource Conservation (RCRA) and Recovery Act 2020 regulations and remediations.

Terry has practiced environmental law for more than 25 years since working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VII (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska). During her time with Region VII, Terry served as chief of the legal branch of its Enforcement Division and acted as attorney advisor to its regional administrator. Terry also tracks and analyzes national litigation affecting the interests of public entities providing water and air services. Her clients have included agricultural companies, cement companies, chemical companies, public utilities and sewer districts, development companies, and manufacturing companies nationally.

Previously, Terry successfully represented Harmon Industries in the RCRA overfilling case and successfully challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Nox SIP Call,” a ruling that removed Missouri from the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) call. She has also represented clients in rulemaking challenges, such as those pertaining to the HW Combustor MACT Rule. She has settled Sanitary Sewer Overflow cases (CSO/SSO) pursuant to the EPA’s water initiatives. She has worked to obtain a Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit for a new coal-fired power plant and a determination for a new ethanol plant, as well as defending Superfund and 7003 RCRA cases.


Terry J. Satterlee, Justin D. Smith and Vanessa D. Dittman, Nutrients in the Heartland: Regulatory and Legal Issues Surrounding the Mighty Mississippi, Natural Resources & Environment (American Bar Association), Spring 2013, at 12. 

Terry J. Satterlee and Thomas J. Grever, EPA Information Requests: Discovery Without Boundaries, Midwest In-House, October 2006 

Terry J. Satterlee, Environmental Enforcement, Chapter III, Missouri Environmental Law (Mo Bar CLE 1991; updated 1992-2002).

Terry J. Satterlee, RCRA Corrective Action: The Next Wave of Hazardous Substance Cleanup, 59 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 2 (Winter 1991).


Speaker, Developments in the Clean Water Act, Missouri Environmental Conference at the Lake, 2010.

Speaker, Satellite Systems: Bringing Them Into Your Orbit, National Association of Clean Water Agencies Law Seminar, 2007.

Speaker and paper, Clean Water Act, Civil and Criminal Enforcement, AMSA Law Seminar, 2004.

Speaker, Clean Water Act Inspections and Responses, Missouri Association of Common Sewer Districts, 2004.

Speaker and paper, Hazardous Waste Closure and Corrective Actions, Air and Waste Management Association, April, 2002.

Speaker and paper, The Clean Water Act's Watershed Management: Planning or Enforcement, International Municipal Lawyers Association, 2001.

Speaker, Devolution of Environmental Laws, ABA Keystone Conference, 1999.

Speaker, Clean Air Issues, ABA, Section of Litigation - Region VII, 1999.

Speaker, Clean Water Act Issues, Associated Industries of Missouri, 1999.

Speaker, Update of RCRA, Missouri Chamber, MDNR & Missouri Bar Conference, 1999.

Speaker, Audits, Overfiling, Consent Decrees, and Corporate Reporting, ABA Section of Litigation, Eighth Annual Environmental Enforcement Conference, 1998.

Speaker, Update of Clean Air Act, NOX, SIP and Any Credible Evidence Rule, Missouri Environmental Issues Management and Environmental Law Conference, 1998.

Speaker, 17th Annual RCRA/CERCLA and Private Litigation Update, ABA, 1997.

Speaker, RCRA Overfiling and RCRA Citizen Suits, 1997.

Speaker, Hazardous Waste in Kansas, National Business Institute, 1991, 1992.

Speaker, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Ethic Considerations in Environmental Transactions, 1992.

Speaker, Missouri's New Clean Air Act, Missouri Chamber and Greater Kansas City Chamber, August 1992.

Speaker, Risk Assessment and Risk Communication, National Air and Waste Management Association Conference, June 1992.

Moderator, Open Forum with Regulators, Environmental Issues Management & Environmental Law Conference, 1997.