Abram Orlansky was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, he served as law clerk to The Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. His practice focuses primarily on environmental law, wherein he represents clients before the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Corps of Engineers, along with state and federal courts. Abram has assisted clients with issues including a major site contamination resulting from a train derailment, shepherding major projects through the Corps of Engineers permitting process, subsurface investigations and regulatory processes at contaminated properties, litigation arising from the discharge of pollutants, permitting issues, site closures, and other environmental projects. Abram also practices in the area of cybersecurity, and has assisted clients in responding to large-scale cyberattacks in a variety of industries, with a focus on healthcare-related breaches. Abram has held leadership and committee positions with Jackson Young Lawyers, the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division, and the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2023, Environmental Law; 2023-24, Litigation - Environmental)
  • Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), Mississippi Chapter, Vice-Chair, 2021
  • Dean's Awards (Torts and Sports Law)
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Service Award (2014-15)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Community & Professional

  • Beth Israel Congregation, Executive Board Member
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers
  • Leadership Mississippi, 2017
  • The Mississippi Bar, YLD Board Member 2018-2019
  • Jewish Cinema Mississippi Film Festival, event co-chair
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal School Alumni Board
  • Henry S. Jacobs Camp, Board of Trustees


  • Mississippi Law Update 2019 – Environmental Law in Mississippi, May 3, 2019 (co-presenter) 


Juris Doctor: Harvard Law School, cum laude, 2012

Bachelor's Degree: Government and History (B.A.), Highest Honors, University of Texas, 2005