Peter A. Tomasi Elected to Milwaukee Science Education Consortium Board02/26/14
MILWAUKEE, WIS. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Peter A. Tomasi, a partner in the firm’s Milwaukee office, was elected to the Milwaukee Science Education Consortium’s board of directors.
The board oversees the operations of the Milwaukee Academy of Science (MAS). MAS is a City of Milwaukee independent charter school (K4–12) that emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to prepare inner city youth for college and subsequent careers. The school recently completed a $1 million expansion and renovation.
Tomasi practices in the areas of environmental permitting and litigation. He has further experience with general civil, commercial and intellectual property litigation. His background includes representing clients in citizen suits brought under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, assisting with defense of challenges to the adequacy of the application for a wetlands permit under Chapter 30 of the Wisconsin Statutes and with challenges to an application for a wetlands dredging permit required by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and advising clients regarding environmental and regulatory concerns relating to the construction and operation of renewable energy projects, including biomass, solar and wind energy.
Tomasi received his law degree, cum
laude, and M.E.M. from Duke University and his undergraduate degree in
chemistry, cum laude, from the University of Chicago. In 2013, Tomasi
received a Certificate in Executive Management from the University of Notre
About Milwaukee Academy of Science
MAS was founded in 2000 by T. Michael Bolger, the former president of the Medical College of Wisconsin. It is the largest K4–12 college preparatory charter school in the state, with nearly 950 students from the City of Milwaukee. While the majority of its students live below the federal poverty level, they challenge conventional norms of achievement among at-risk populations by consistently demonstrating advancing accomplishments through improved test scores.