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Natural Resources & Environment — Ohio


Frost Brown Todd LLC - Natural Resources & Environment

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Greatly experienced and well thought of practice acting for clients in a broad range of issues relating to environmental law. Possesses a strong stable of talented attorneys representing clients in civil and criminal enforcement actions, and regulatory compliance audits and investigations. Particularly sought after for its counsel on CERCLA and CWA matters. Also noted for its environmental counsel on real estate and corporate transactions. Acts for a distinguished roster of state, national and international clients, including heavy industry corporations, healthcare providers and municipalities.

Strengths One source admires the group's "ability to conduct deep dive research and also speak to the larger picture in both the environmental and energy worlds."

"Their knowledge of the increasing impact of emerging environmental regulations has been crucial for us," maintains another pleased interviewee.

Work highlights Represented American Municipal Power across nine states in matters pertaining to the implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan.

Defended Flowserve against cost recovery and contribution claims amounting to in excess of $40 million, in a case involving the South Dayton Dump Site.

Significant clients Duke Energy, City of Dayton, AK Steel, Marathon Petroleum, General Cable.

Notable practitioners

William Hayes "is extremely responsive and provides sound advice," reports one pleased source. Hayes is noted for his expertise in matters involving the CAA, and is a good choice of counsel for clients in the automotive and associated manufacturing industries.

Stephen Haughey is an "extremely experienced attorney in the environmental arena" and maintains a practice focused on defending CERCLA claims, as well as advising on a host of issues regarding water quality. He acts for a distinguished client base, including government institutions.

Environmental practice chair Kevin McMurray is well regarded for his abilities in the defense of state and federal EPA criminal and civil enforcement actions, and is also called upon for his counsel on environmental issues as they apply to business transactions and compliance audits.

Stephen Samuels is an experienced practitioner recognized for his counsel before state and federal courts and regulatory bodies. He regularly advises on compliance and enforcement matters, resource permit issues and rulemaking proceedings, and is admired by one client because "his style is solution-oriented and he writes very well."

Steven Wesloh is highlighted for his skilled representation of clients in the steel and iron manufacturing arena. He maintains an active practice with regard to matters involving CAA compliance and enforcement defense.

Rising star Thaddeus Driscoll is well known for his capable handling of environmental issues as they relate to significant business transactions, and acts on behalf of clients from the manufacturing industry. One satisfied source notes: "His quick efforts have been very helpful as we navigate our regulatory obligations and decipher potential long-term impacts."

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McMahon DeGulis LLP - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for Highly regarded boutique with expertise covering the full range of environmental law. Possesses particular strength in wastewater and brownfield matters, as well as integrated planning work related to the CWA. Also noted for its permitting, compliance and enforcement counsel on air pollution issues. Represents significant municipal and private clients across Ohio as advisory and litigation counsel.

Strengths One appreciative source highlights the firm's strengths as "deep experience in the field, familiarity with the law, and familiarity with the representatives of the interested parties and governmental agencies," and also singles out its "sound advice."

Work highlights Acted as regulatory counsel to the City of Cincinnati in connection with a $3 billion consent decree program involving numerous projects as part of the EPA Integrated Planning Framework.

Represented the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority in litigation involving the dredging of the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Harbor and suggested dumping of contaminated sediment into Lake Erie.

Significant clients Lincoln Electric, Scotts Miracle-Gro, GE, RPM, CSX.

Notable practitioners

Gregory DeGulis is a well-regarded environmental litigator known for his representation of a broad roster of clients, ranging from municipalities and manufacturers to real estate developers and contractors. DeGulis is particularly noted for his expertise in disputes relating to natural resource damage and cost recovery.

The "well respected" Michael McMahon is highlighted for his representation of large international manufacturers in matters pertaining to air quality. He has a wealth of experience in relation to enforcement actions, environmental compliance issues and environmental matters relating to real estate and corporate transactions.

Louis McMahon maintains a "well rounded" environmental practice and is particularly adept at dealing with issues relating to CWA, both in a litigious capacity and in handling EPA integrated planning matters. He is also sought after for his advice to local government entities on significant consent decree commitments.

David Nash enjoys a strong reputation for the quality of his environmental practice, particularly as it relates to matters of RCRA compliance and recycling strategies. He is also regularly engaged to provide counsel on matters relating to emerging technologies and advanced energy.

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Squire Patton Boggs - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for Eminent practice representing large national and international clients across a broad spectrum of matters relating to environmental law. Possesses expertise in compliance and litigation including defense of governmental enforcement actions and class action toxic tort defense. Excels in matters relating to site remediation, brownfield redevelopment and land use approvals. Represents clients from a variety of industries including mining, chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining and transportation.

Strengths One satisfied client comments: "Their expertise regarding our business and industry, along with their litigation skills, are second to none, and have been instrumental in assisting our corporation in getting favorable results."

Another source enthuses: "There is really no issue too complex for them, and that cannot be handled efficiently. I appreciate their expertise and responsiveness."

Work highlights Acted for iron and steel manufacturers ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor in a high-value appeal of its NPDES wastewater permit in Indiana.

Defended Ashland in a suit brought by Ohio Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board seeking reimbursement of $10 million in costs of corrective action arising from supposed double recovery from the client's insurers.

Notable practitioners

Douglas McWilliams is known to be "very knowledgeable and an excellent attorney" by one satisfied client. McWilliams is regularly engaged to advise on air permitting, administrative procedure and enforcement and emission reduction credit issues. One appreciative interviewee attests: "He has provided us with prompt, exhaustive and clear advice, and always without delay."

The experienced Geoffrey Barnes maintains an excellent reputation for his abilities across a range of environmental matters, especially in toxic tort claims and work exposure standards issues. He is acclaimed for his adept counsel in proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies.

The "very responsive" Karen Winters "has a practical yet detailed technical approach," in the words of one satisfied client, and is considered a go-to lawyer for the defense of environmental tort claims involving public nuisance and cost recovery issues.

Senior statesman Van Carson enjoys a sterling market profile and has significant experience in CAA, CWA and Superfund matters. He acts for a broad client list ranging from companies in the steel, mining and manufacturing industries to government entities and sewer districts.

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Thompson Hine LLP - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for A premier practice with expertise across all aspects of environmental law. Represents large, well-known clients across the Midwest and nationally in matters including environmental remediation, brownfield redevelopment, regulatory compliance and permitting, and general environmental litigation. Possesses particular strengths at the intersection of environmental matters and product liability law, and additionally noted for its counsel on OSHA compliance. Also has notable experience in shale energy and climate change-related matters.

Strengths One market commentator singles out Thompson Hine as "a top-notch firm who appreciates what client partnership and service means."

The department is also highlighted as "responsive, practical and cost-effective."

Work highlights Acted for United Technologies Corporation in numerous common and statutory law claims pertaining to the alleged contamination of two privately owned ponds in Massachusetts.

Significant clients Goodyear Tire & Rubber, AkzoNobel, PolyOne, Buckeye Power, MarkWest Energy Partners.

Notable practitioners

Wray Blattner is an admired figure in the Ohio environmental legal market, and specializes in the defense of state and federal enforcement actions. He represents clients from a number of industry sectors, including chemicals, utilities and aerospace, and is regarded as a "well-rounded lawyer" who "knows his stuff."

Heidi Friedman inspires a great deal of admiration from the market for her expertise in matters related to toxic tort litigation and enforcement actions. She is also regularly called upon to advise on complex site remediation matters.

Department leader Andrew Kolesar is a "responsive, knowledgeable and practical" attorney with an excellent reputation. He acts for clients in matters pertaining to permitting, cleanups, compliance and enforcement actions. One impressed source asserts: "What he brings to the table is experience and business knowledge."

Stephen Axtell is a "well-rounded environmental lawyer" with knowledge across a diverse spectrum of matters, including defense of government enforcement actions. He is also recognized for his experience in the environmental aspects of OSHA issues.

The "well respected" Terrence Fay is a highly experienced environmental litigator with an excellent pedigree at the state Bar. He is particularly noted for his expertise in relation to complex disputes concerning solid and hazardous waste landfills.

Michael Hardy enjoys a great reputation based on years of top-flight environmental counsel. He is especially highlighted for his representation of scientific and medical experts in environmental and product liability litigation.

Department profile by Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine's national environmental practice supports clients in environmental matters involving litigation, enforcement defense, regulatory compliance and permitting, environmental remediation, brownfields redevelopment, and corporate and real estate transactions across the United States. We have in-depth experience that spans all facets of environmental regulation.

Our in-depth litigation experience spans claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund Act), Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Endangered Species Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and other federal, state and local land use and environmental statutes.

Lawyers in our group have worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state attorneys general offices. Some have acted as special counsel to the EPA or chaired the environmental sections of their local and state bar associations and committees.

We continue to “write the book” on Ohio environmental law, collaborating with LexisNexis to publish the annual Ohio Environmental Law Practice Manual. The guide serves as the premier and most comprehensive legal reference for Ohio’s environmental and natural resource laws and regulations.

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for Highly esteemed group focusing on natural resources matters for Ohio-based and national clients and particularly noted for its strengths in the oil and gas industry. Enjoys a fine reputation for its counsel on regulatory matters, permitting and compliance with federal and state law, and possesses significant litigation experience, including disputes concerning gas purchase contracts and drilling and operating agreements. Also well regarded for its counsel on the environmental issues involved in corporate transactions.

Strengths A satisfied client comments: "Vorys is our go-to firm in Ohio: fair rates, responsive to clients and very strong in the energy sector."

"I'm impressed by Vorys and their versatility in coverage throughout the energy industry," reports another appreciative client.

Notable practitioners

Group chair Kristin Watt is "very attentive to detail and quick at resolving problems," reports one impressed source. Watt acts for clients in environmental enforcement defense, compliance and auditing and permitting matters, and also provides counsel on due diligence in connection with real estate transactions. One client reports: "She has a great deal of experience in this field and is able to quickly assess and help to defend claims."

The well-respected Mark Norman is esteemed for his strengths in environmental compliance and also regularly advises clients on environmental issues concerning complex corporate transactions. He is particularly sought after for his expertise in brownfield redevelopment matters.

Gregory Russell is "extremely knowledgeable and responsive" and "provides direct and reliable advice," avers one impressed source. Russell is highlighted for his representation of energy producers and pipeline operators in complex regulatory matters. He sits as leader of the firm's energy group.

Department profile by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Our environmental and natural resources practice
offers broad Ohio, regional, and national experience to large corporations,
small businesses, real estate development interests, and local
governments.  We provide a full range of legal services in the
environmental area, including representation in regulatory affairs, permitting,
compliance with federal and state law, commercial and corporate transactions,
legislative initiatives, and litigation. 



Our attorneys have long-term working relationships
with federal and Ohio regulatory and enforcement officials and have
participated in the development of many aspects of Ohio's environmental
regulatory programs.  We draw upon the valuable insights we have from
counseling and representing our clients as they address environmental issues
and develop innovative solutions to environmental problems.



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Bricker & Eckler LLP - Natural Resources & Environment

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Well-regarded team noted for its strengths in natural resources transactions and regulatory proceedings, acting for a diverse client base that includes manufacturers, developers, municipalities, financial entities and energy companies, among others. Well known for its particular expertise in the pipelines sector. Represents clients before government agencies including the Ohio Power Siting Board, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Public Utilities Commission. Further noted for its work in the shale and renewable energy spaces.

Work highlights Represented NRG Energy before the Ohio Siting Board in regard to obtaining the required certification for the siting of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline.

Acted for the Dayton Power & Light Company in CERCLA proceedings pertaining to the cleanup of an old landfill near Dayton and the seeking of $100 million in costs.

Significant clients Spectra Energy, Clean Energy Future, Ohio Hospital Association, Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, Renewable Energy Systems Americas.

Notable practitioners

Department head Frank Merrill is a well-respected lawyer with broad environmental capabilities. He ably assists clients in handling the environmental facets of real estate transactions and land use issues, as well as in solid and hazardous waste work and CWA matters. He is also noted for his representation of gas pipeline companies in environmental litigation.

Glenn Krassen is particularly experienced in the representation of public and private energy aggregation groups and is additionally active on oil and gas transactional matters.

Rising star Matt Warnock is "a very, very good energy lawyer" with a flourishing practice advising producers, pipeline companies and energy generation facilities on a range of issues. He is also experienced in disputes in the oil and gas industry.

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for Respected practice with great depth of experience in environmental matters. Maintains a fine track record for its counsel in rulemaking proceedings and disputes in state and federal courts. Highly capable in issues concerning tax and economic incentives and the CAA. Represents both domestic and international clients from a range of industry sectors including manufacturing, consumer products, energy and automotive.

Strengths The group offers "good, solid and usable advice," according to one impressed commentator.

Value for money "I am billed very fairly for the service provided, with concise and very transparent invoices," a satisfied client notes.

Work highlights Provided support to Columbus Steel Castings on numerous environmental regulatory issues in relation to the company's recent bankruptcy filings.

Significant clients American Electric Power, First Energy, Duke Energy, Procter & Gamble, PPG.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Schraff retains an excellent market profile for his consummate environmental capabilities. He is adept at handling complex matters in connection with CERCLA, RCRA and Federal Water Pollution Control Act issues, to name a few.

Robert Schmidt is regarded as a "very personable attorney" and an "extremely competent negotiator" by one impressed source. Schmidt is highlighted for his strengths in the fields of Superfund, CAA and CWA issues, and solid and hazardous waste matters.

Robert Brubaker commands a great deal of respect from across the market for his work in CAA-related issues, in which he represents a client base of trade associations, manufacturers and public sector entities, among others.

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Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for Experienced practice with strong capabilities in regulatory intervention, Superfund matters and permitting issues related to the CAA and CWA. Represents clients in industries including petrochemical, automotive and defense. Maintains a fine track record for its work in EPA enforcement proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Michael Born acts for manufacturers and electric utilities in a range of compliance, regulatory and litigation matters, and is well regarded for his handling of solid waste, hazardous waste and air quality issues.

Douglas Haynam enjoys a strong reputation for his work in environmental compliance, enforcement and litigation. He is well versed in issues involving the CAA and CWA, as well as in natural resource cost recovery actions and damage claims.

William Patberg is noted for his counsel on matters involving water and air pollution control, in which he represents clients from a broad spectrum of industries. He frequently appears before state and federal courts and regulatory bodies, with regard to permitting, rulemakings and enforcement issues.

Environmental practice group chair Louis Tosi is adept at dealing with matters involving the CAA and CWA, and is regarded as a "very good, big-name litigator" when it comes to class actions and complex environmental disputes.

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Roetzel & Andress, LPA - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for Well thought of practice representing clients from a range of industries including petroleum and manufacturing. Possesses expertise in civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions, regulatory negotiations and permitting matters, and maintains a fine reputation for its representation of clients before various environmental agencies including EPA, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Represents a particularly good choice of counsel for matters pertaining to the CAA.

Significant clients City of Akron, Marathon Petroleum, Kobe Steel, Electrolux, Pentair.

Notable practitioners

Shane Farolino "has great depth of experience, is very well respected by regulators, and gives good advice," in the words of one pleased client. He represents manufacturer, government entity and commercial developer clients in issues pertaining to CAA and CWA issues, and is also noted for his expertise in toxic tort litigation.

"Very capable attorney" Terrence Finn draws praise for his "very effective" approach and "efficient work." He is is active across a broad scope of environmental issues, including in brownfield cleanup and redevelopment projects, and permitting matters relating to solid and hazardous waste matters. His impressive client base includes major corporations, retailers and municipalities.

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for Excellent practice recognized for its strengths in environmental litigation and regulatory and compliance matters. Areas of expertise include Superfund and brownfield development issues. Routinely sought after for its counsel on issues relating to the CAA, CWA and Toxic Substances Control Act. Excels in toxic and mass tort litigation and also noted for its counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants in cost recovery disputes.

Strengths One commentator attests: "When we have difficult issues we always use Taft because of their knowledge, thoroughness and quick response."

Work highlights Acting as co-lead counsel to the plaintiffs' steering committee of 3,500 plaintiffs in significant multidistrict litigation against DuPont arising out of wrongful death and personal injury claims following the contamination of drinking water.

Significant clients Sherwin-Williams, Helena Chemical, Cintas, American Municipal Power, IGS Energy.

Notable practitioners

Kim Burke is "very knowledgeable and provides sound business and legal advice on complex environmental matters," according to an impressed interviewee. His widely respected practice covers a range of issues, including toxic tort defense, permitting, administrative proceedings and Superfund matters. He is recognized by one source as being "one of the best in the business."

Thomas Terp sits as the firm's managing partner and maintains an active environmental practice. He provides counsel to clients on the environmental aspects of M&A, real estate transfers and loan transactions. In the words of one interviewee, Terp is "very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with."

Department profile by Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Taft’s Environmental group provides nationally recognized litigation, counseling and dispute resolution services for our clients related to local, state, regional and federal environmental laws (e.g., CAA, CWA, CERCLA, EPCRA, FIFRA, RCRA, TSCA), as well as emerging issues. The practice spans civil and criminal law, environmental insurance, toxic tort suits, real estate/ Brownfields transactions, sustainability, defense of occupational exposure claims and administrative proceedings. Our relationships with our clients are longstanding, enabling us to anticipate our clients’ needs and to adroitly manage and resolve environmental matters associated with their business, technology, legislative, policy, administrative or litigation matters.

Attorneys in Taft's Environmental group strive to provide clients with a highly sophisticated approach that meets their objectives in a cost-effective manner. Ten group members are recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, three are recognized by Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers-Environmental, two received national Trial Lawyer of the Year Awards, one is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Master Level, and one was formerly with the USEPA. “Focused” and “practical” are the two words that best define our environmental attorneys.

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Van Kley & Walker - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for Notable environmental boutique representing clients across Ohio with particular emphasis on the agricultural sector. Regularly sought after for its expertise in brownfield redevelopment work, hazardous waste matters and compliance audits. Also noted for its counsel on air pollution issues.

Notable practitioners

The "well respected" Jack Van Kley acts on behalf of a diverse client base, ranging from multinational corporations and local businesses to farms, trade associations and local governments, in a host of litigation, transactional, permitting and regulatory work. He is particularly highlighted for his expertise in environmental matters concerning the agricultural industry.

Experienced practitioner Christopher Walker is noted for his counsel on permit and cleanup negotiation and has a strong reputation for his brownfield redevelopment practice. He acts for a broad range of clients including government entities, large and small businesses, and farming clients.

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Baker & Hostetler LLP - Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for Well-known practice with expertise in complex regulatory proceedings and litigation concerning the CAA and CWA. Exhibits strong ability in regulatory, financing and environmental aspects of large projects for clients in the steel industry and the energy and natural resources sector. Also adept in matters relating to remediation issues and natural resource damage, and additionally engaged to advise on issues pertaining to EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Strengths One client notes: "They're awesome. Having a deep bench for us is a huge advantage, I can get someone on the phone who knows exactly what to do."

"They're certainly very knowledgeable about the law, and the way that the law can be, and has been, applied to a particular situation," reports one source.

Work highlights Defended Mississippi Silicon in a significant citizens suit filed by 16 Front Street pursuant to the CAA. The suit sought to halt the construction of a $250 million greenfield silicon metal manufacturing facility.

Advised Trimont Energy in connection with numerous environmental issues pertaining to the client's offshore operations in the Gulf Coast, which included resolving historical liability issues related to an oil spill.

Significant clients Big River Steel, Sherwin Williams, Ferro Corporation, Westmoreland Coal, Dynergy.

Notable practitioners

Martin Booher "always has my best interests in mind," says one impressed client, who also values Booher's "practical, business-oriented legal advice." Booher serves as co-leader of the firm's national energy team and advises clients on environmental issues in connection with M&A, bankruptcy and project finance work. He is also noted for his expertise in environmental litigation, remediation issues, natural resource damage and permitting work.

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Senior Statesmen

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Brubaker commands a great deal of respect from across the market for his work in CAA-related issues, in which he represents a client base of trade associations, manufacturers and public sector entities, among others.

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Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers USA guide

Senior statesman Van Carson enjoys a sterling market profile and has significant experience in CAA, CWA and Superfund matters. He acts for a broad client list ranging from companies in the steel, mining and manufacturing industries to government entities and sewer districts.

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Thompson Hine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Hardy enjoys a great reputation based on years of top-flight environmental counsel. He is especially highlighted for his representation of scientific and medical experts in environmental and product liability litigation.

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Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Environmental practice group chair Louis Tosi is adept at dealing with matters involving the CAA and CWA, and is regarded as a "very good, big-name litigator" when it comes to class actions and complex environmental disputes.

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Thompson Hine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Wray Blattner is an admired figure in the Ohio environmental legal market, and specializes in the defense of state and federal enforcement actions. He represents clients from a number of industry sectors, including chemicals, utilities and aerospace, and is regarded as a "well-rounded lawyer" who "knows his stuff."

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

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Kim Burke is "very knowledgeable and provides sound business and legal advice on complex environmental matters," according to an impressed interviewee. His widely respected practice covers a range of issues, including toxic tort defense, permitting, administrative proceedings and Superfund matters. He is recognized by one source as being "one of the best in the business."

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Roetzel & Andress, LPA

From the Chambers USA guide

Shane Farolino "has great depth of experience, is very well respected by regulators, and gives good advice," in the words of one pleased client. He represents manufacturer, government entity and commercial developer clients in issues pertaining to CAA and CWA issues, and is also noted for his expertise in toxic tort litigation.

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Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

William Hayes "is extremely responsive and provides sound advice," reports one pleased source. Hayes is noted for his expertise in matters involving the CAA, and is a good choice of counsel for clients in the automotive and associated manufacturing industries.

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Christopher Schraff

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Schraff retains an excellent market profile for his consummate environmental capabilities. He is adept at handling complex matters in connection with CERCLA, RCRA and Federal Water Pollution Control Act issues, to name a few.

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Geoffrey K Barnes

Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers USA guide

The experienced Geoffrey Barnes maintains an excellent reputation for his abilities across a range of environmental matters, especially in toxic tort claims and work exposure standards issues. He is acclaimed for his adept counsel in proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies.

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Bott Law Group

From the Chambers USA guide

April Bott of Bott Law Group is described by market commentators as a "very capable” attorney who "knows her stuff." She comes recommended for her expertise in CAA and CWA matters and has extensive experience acting for clients before regulatory agencies and in state and federal courts.

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Walter | Haverfield LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Cyphert of Walter | Haverfield LLP is an experienced practitioner well versed in handling CAA and CWA matters, and is also regularly sought after for his strengths in relation to CERCLA issues. He enjoys a fine track record for his work in toxic tort litigation, and is additionally called upon for his counsel in regard to environmental aspects concerning complex corporate transactions.

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Gregory J DeGulis

McMahon DeGulis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory DeGulis is a well-regarded environmental litigator known for his representation of a broad roster of clients, ranging from municipalities and manufacturers to real estate developers and contractors. DeGulis is particularly noted for his expertise in disputes relating to natural resource damage and cost recovery.

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Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter

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The "very responsive and extremely knowledgeable" Scott Doran of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is highly regarded for his counsel on cost recovery matters and enforcement actions. He is also routinely sought out for his expert advice on permitting issues concerning industrial and commercial site development.

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Roetzel & Andress, LPA

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very capable attorney" Terrence Finn draws praise for his "very effective" approach and "efficient work." He is is active across a broad scope of environmental issues, including in brownfield cleanup and redevelopment projects, and permitting matters relating to solid and hazardous waste matters. His impressive client base includes major corporations, retailers and municipalities.

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Thompson Hine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Heidi Friedman inspires a great deal of admiration from the market for her expertise in matters related to toxic tort litigation and enforcement actions. She is also regularly called upon to advise on complex site remediation matters.

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Stephen N Haughey

Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Haughey is an "extremely experienced attorney in the environmental arena" and maintains a practice focused on defending CERCLA claims, as well as advising on a host of issues regarding water quality. He acts for a distinguished client base, including government institutions.

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Thompson Hine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Department leader Andrew Kolesar is a "responsive, knowledgeable and practical" attorney with an excellent reputation. He acts for clients in matters pertaining to permitting, cleanups, compliance and enforcement actions. One impressed source asserts: "What he brings to the table is experience and business knowledge."

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McMahon DeGulis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Louis McMahon maintains a "well rounded" environmental practice and is particularly adept at dealing with issues relating to CWA, both in a litigious capacity and in handling EPA integrated planning matters. He is also sought after for his advice to local government entities on significant consent decree commitments.

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Michael S McMahon

McMahon DeGulis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "well respected" Michael McMahon is highlighted for his representation of large international manufacturers in matters pertaining to air quality. He has a wealth of experience in relation to enforcement actions, environmental compliance issues and environmental matters relating to real estate and corporate transactions.

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Band 2

Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Environmental practice chair Kevin McMurray is well regarded for his abilities in the defense of state and federal EPA criminal and civil enforcement actions, and is also called upon for his counsel on environmental issues as they apply to business transactions and compliance audits.

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Douglas A McWilliams

Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas McWilliams is known to be "very knowledgeable and an excellent attorney" by one satisfied client. McWilliams is regularly engaged to advise on air permitting, administrative procedure and enforcement and emission reduction credit issues. One appreciative interviewee attests: "He has provided us with prompt, exhaustive and clear advice, and always without delay."

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Bricker & Eckler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Department head Frank Merrill is a well-respected lawyer with broad environmental capabilities. He ably assists clients in handling the environmental facets of real estate transactions and land use issues, as well as in solid and hazardous waste work and CWA matters. He is also noted for his representation of gas pipeline companies in environmental litigation.

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McMahon DeGulis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Nash enjoys a strong reputation for the quality of his environmental practice, particularly as it relates to matters of RCRA compliance and recycling strategies. He is also regularly engaged to provide counsel on matters relating to emerging technologies and advanced energy.

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The well-respected Mark Norman is esteemed for his strengths in environmental compliance and also regularly advises clients on environmental issues concerning complex corporate transactions. He is particularly sought after for his expertise in brownfield redevelopment matters.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

John Rego of Jones Day is an experienced litigator highlighted for his strengths in disputes related to Superfund and natural resource damage, as well as contentious matters relating to the CWA. He acts for an impressive roster of clients drawn from a variety of industry sectors, including metals, petroleum and manufacturing.

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Stephen P Samuels

Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Samuels is an experienced practitioner recognized for his counsel before state and federal courts and regulatory bodies. He regularly advises on compliance and enforcement matters, resource permit issues and rulemaking proceedings, and is admired by one client because "his style is solution-oriented and he writes very well."

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Richard T Sargeant

Eastman & Smith Ltd

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Sargeant is of counsel at Eastman & Smith Ltd and is a highly experienced and well-known figure in the market, noted for his counsel on a range of environmental and public law issues. He has a particularly strong reputation for his advice on matters pertaining to hazardous waste disposal.

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Terp sits as the firm's managing partner and maintains an active environmental practice. He provides counsel to clients on the environmental aspects of M&A, real estate transfers and loan transactions. In the words of one interviewee, Terp is "very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with."

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Van Kley & Walker

From the Chambers USA guide

The "well respected" Jack Van Kley acts on behalf of a diverse client base, ranging from multinational corporations and local businesses to farms, trade associations and local governments, in a host of litigation, transactional, permitting and regulatory work. He is particularly highlighted for his expertise in environmental matters concerning the agricultural industry.

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Christopher A Walker

Van Kley & Walker

From the Chambers USA guide

Experienced practitioner Christopher Walker is noted for his counsel on permit and cleanup negotiation and has a strong reputation for his brownfield redevelopment practice. He acts for a broad range of clients including government entities, large and small businesses, and farming clients.

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Group chair Kristin Watt is "very attentive to detail and quick at resolving problems," reports one impressed source. Watt acts for clients in environmental enforcement defense, compliance and auditing and permitting matters, and also provides counsel on due diligence in connection with real estate transactions. One client reports: "She has a great deal of experience in this field and is able to quickly assess and help to defend claims."

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Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very responsive" Karen Winters "has a practical yet detailed technical approach," in the words of one satisfied client, and is considered a go-to lawyer for the defense of environmental tort claims involving public nuisance and cost recovery issues.

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Band 3

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Born acts for manufacturers and electric utilities in a range of compliance, regulatory and litigation matters, and is well regarded for his handling of solid waste, hazardous waste and air quality issues.

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Band 3

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Haynam enjoys a strong reputation for his work in environmental compliance, enforcement and litigation. He is well versed in issues involving the CAA and CWA, as well as in natural resource cost recovery actions and damage claims.

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Band 3

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Hoffman of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has more than three decades of experience advising on environmental matters and is particularly highlighted for his strengths in relation to civil and criminal environmental disputes. He is also regularly called upon for his adroit counsel on environmental issues concerning complex corporate transactions and real estate matters.

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Christopher Jones

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Jones is senior counsel at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP and is well versed in assisting clients in compliance issues relating to hazardous and solid waste and CWA and CAA matters. He is also recognized for his counsel on brownfield redevelopment projects. Sources describe him as a "very good, no-nonsense lawyer who knows his stuff."

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Bricker & Eckler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Glenn Krassen is particularly experienced in the representation of public and private energy aggregation groups and is additionally active on oil and gas transactional matters.

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Russell is "extremely knowledgeable and responsive" and "provides direct and reliable advice," avers one impressed source. Russell is highlighted for his representation of energy producers and pipeline operators in complex regulatory matters. He sits as leader of the firm's energy group.

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Band 3

Robert J Schmidt Jr

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Schmidt is regarded as a "very personable attorney" and an "extremely competent negotiator" by one impressed source. Schmidt is highlighted for his strengths in the fields of Superfund, CAA and CWA issues, and solid and hazardous waste matters.

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Band 4

Thompson Hine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Axtell is a "well-rounded environmental lawyer" with knowledge across a diverse spectrum of matters, including defense of government enforcement actions. He is also recognized for his experience in the environmental aspects of OSHA issues.

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Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Martin Booher "always has my best interests in mind," says one impressed client, who also values Booher's "practical, business-oriented legal advice." Booher serves as co-leader of the firm's national energy team and advises clients on environmental issues in connection with M&A, bankruptcy and project finance work. He is also noted for his expertise in environmental litigation, remediation issues, natural resource damage and permitting work.

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Band 4

Robert B Casarona

Casarona Legal Services, LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Casarona of Casarona Legal Services, LLC is an experienced litigator, noted for his expertise in environmental and construction-related cases. He acts for a wide range of clients including large corporations, small businesses and government agencies. He is also regularly called upon for his strengths in mediation and arbitration.

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Thompson Hine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "well respected" Terrence Fay is a highly experienced environmental litigator with an excellent pedigree at the state Bar. He is particularly noted for his expertise in relation to complex disputes concerning solid and hazardous waste landfills.

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Eastman & Smith Ltd

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Gregg of Eastman & Smith Ltd advises clients on issues relating to permitting and regulatory compliance, and has a wealth of experience handling matters relating to the CWA, CAA and RCRA. He also maintains a fine track record for his work in environment-related disputes, including Superfund cases.

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William L Patberg

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Patberg is noted for his counsel on matters involving water and air pollution control, in which he represents clients from a broad spectrum of industries. He frequently appears before state and federal courts and regulatory bodies, with regard to permitting, rulemakings and enforcement issues.

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Band 4

Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Wesloh is highlighted for his skilled representation of clients in the steel and iron manufacturing arena. He maintains an active practice with regard to matters involving CAA compliance and enforcement defense.

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Up and Coming

Bricker & Eckler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Rising star Matt Warnock is "a very, very good energy lawyer" with a flourishing practice advising producers, pipeline companies and energy generation facilities on a range of issues. He is also experienced in disputes in the oil and gas industry.

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Associates to watch

Thaddeus Driscoll

Frost Brown Todd LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Rising star Thaddeus Driscoll is well known for his capable handling of environmental issues as they relate to significant business transactions, and acts on behalf of clients from the manufacturing industry. One satisfied source notes: "His quick efforts have been very helpful as we navigate our regulatory obligations and decipher potential long-term impacts."

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