Council Info


Kelly Martorano, Section Chair, is an attorney at Dickinson Wright PLLC, where she specializes in environmental law and commercial real estate transactions. She assists clients such as, large and small companies, financial institutions, and municipalities with evaluating and navigating various transactional and regulatory environmental issues. In addition, she has prepared and negotiated purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, and various real estate documents related to the acquisition, disposition, leasing, construction, and financing of medical office building projects in Michigan. Kelly has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section since 2006 and has been actively involved with the Section, serving on the Council since 2012. Kelly has also served as the Co-chair of the membership committee and has successfully organized and facilitated several student mixers, with law students from Cooley Law School, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University.

James P. Enright, Chair-Elect, focuses on environmental law, litigation, and real estate for businesses, local governments, and individuals. His environmental practice covers the full range of the subject matter in transactions, litigation, and administrative proceedings. Jim is a long-time member of SBM’s Environmental Law Section, where his roles have included chair and co-chair of the Hazardous Substances & Brownfields Committee, co-chair of the Natural Resources Committee, Council member, and member of the Strategic Planning Committee. He has developed and moderated numerous webinars presented by the HS&B committee, had two articles published in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal, and participated in Section conference presentations. Jim is listed in Best Lawyers in America—Environmental Law. Among his other activities, he has chaired the Air & Waste Management Associations’s West Michigan Chapter, as well as serving on its board and chairing its program committee for a number of years. He graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1988, and is also admitted in Colorado and Wisconsin (although currently inactive in both states). He practices at Enright Law Firm PLLC, in Grand Rapids.

Tammy Helminski, Secretary-Treasurer, practices environmental law. Building on her experience in industry, she advises clients regarding all regulatory compliance matters. She serves as counsel and assistant counsel for multi-party cleanup actions, including actions involving CERCLA litigation. Ms. Helminski also regularly advises clients nationwide in the lending, manufacturing, and real estate industries on the environmental aspects of business and property transactions. She has counseled clients with the NEPA process and NEPA litigation. Ms. Helminski is experienced with depositions and other types of discovery, motion practice and other pre-trial actions in environmental, commercial contract, business tort and construction litigation matters.