Amorie Hummel


Recent News:

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

“This is a group of terrific lawyers across many offices and practices areas and we look forward to following their achievements,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Heller.

Amorie’s practice focuses on the representation of clients in environmental and energy matters. She represents public and private clients in environmental litigation, environmental regulatory counseling, and environmental transactional work. Her work on behalf of clients has involved assisting with regulatory matters before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, in addition to appellate litigation matters before the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of utilities and developers.

Amorie applies experience gained while holding various positions at PPL Electric Utilities, an investor-owned utility serving several regions throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, to help clients navigate environmental and utility issues. While at PPL, Amorie served as a business analyst within its project management department and was a key team member responsible for overseeing supplier contracts for transmission, distribution, and metering projects. After two years, she transitioned into the Office of General Counsel for PPL Corporation, the utility’s parent holding company, where she served as a law clerk. She performed legal research on a wide range of transactional and litigation matters affecting the power generation and utilities industry, including corporate issues, construction disputes, real estate siting issues, and transactions involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Amorie is an active member of Cozen O’Connor’s Women’s Initiative, the Young Professionals Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the Young Lawyer Subcommittee for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Section, and the Energy Association of Pennsylvania. She is an author on environmental and energy-related topics and has been published in Pratt’s Energy Law Report.

Amorie received her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law and Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in English literature from Cedar Crest College. 

During law school, Amorie served as a research assistant for Professors Samuel Hodge and Kevin Fandl at Temple University Fox School of Business and Professors Amy Sinden and Marcia Mulkey, environmental law faculty at Temple Law.

Amorie took part in the yearlong Federal Judicial Clinical Honors Program with the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania her final year of law school. Following graduation, Amorie served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Malachy E. Mannion of the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania.



Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

March 15, 2024

“This is a group of terrific lawyers across many offices and practices areas and we look forward to following their achievements,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Heller.

Cozen O’Connor Secures Victory for Climate-Change Scientist Dr. Michael Mann in Decade-Long Defamation Case; Jury Awards Over $1 Million in Punitive Damages

February 08, 2024

Dr. Michael Mann is a prominent climate scientist who sued an adjunct scholar with the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and a TV/radio personality who wrote for the National Review.

Gina Maisto Smith and Amorie Hummel Selected as 2021 Women of Distinction Honorees by the Philadelphia Business Journal

November 23, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Gina Maisto Smith, chair of the firm’s Institutional Response Group, and Amorie Hummel, an associate in the firm’s Environmental Group, have been selected as 2021 Women of Distinction honorees by the Philadelphia Business Journal.


Developments in Offshore Wind Part Two [White Paper]

March 25, 2021

Michael Connolly, Amorie Hummel, William Lesser, Heidi Schwartz, Josh Stein, and James Van Orden discuss tax, maritime, and environmental issues and developments affecting the offshore wind industry.

Developments in Offshore Wind: Part One [White Paper]

March 17, 2021

Michael Connolly, Amorie Hummel, William Lesser, Heidi Schwartz, Josh Stein, and James Van Orden discuss New Jersey and New York's offshore wind energy policies and what the Biden administration has already done to advance offshore wind energy development in federal waters.

New Jersey’s First in the Nation State Environmental Justice Law [Alert]

October 22, 2020

Amorie Hummel, Evan Preminger, Michael Connolly, and Greg Eisenstark discuss the New Jersey law that is the first in the nation to require mandatory permit denials under state law for new facilities and to expressly allow the imposition of conditions on renewal and expansion permits for existing facilities based on environmental justice concerns alone.

Environmental Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Alert]

April 15, 2020

Pete Fontaine, Marcia Mulkey, and Amorie Hummel discuss how various state and federal orders are impacting the environmental industry.

EPA Issues New CERCLA Guidance on Liability Protections for Current/Potential Impacted Site Owners [Alert]

September 09, 2019

If you’re back to work navigating the complexities of cleaning up a brownfields site, you’re in luck. The EPA issued an update to “Enforcement Discretion Guidance” for enforcement personnel as it relates to liability protections under the 2002 Brownfields Amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).


  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • Cedar Crest College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2008

Awards & Honors

Selected to the Philadelphia Business Journal 2021 Women of Distinction Rising Stars list
* This award is conferred by the Philadelphia Business Journal. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • California
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey

Honorable Malachy E. Mannion, U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania