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Chris is a partner in the Environmental Practice Group. She has experience in advising and defending clients with respect to many areas of state and federal environmental law, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Resource, Compensation and Liability Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Underground Storage Tank Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

Chris focuses her practice on counseling clients on regulatory matters and regularly counsels buyers, sellers, and lenders on environmental risks in real estate and corporate transactions.  Chris has defended federal and state enforcement actions and has conducted environmental audits and internal investigations for industrial clients.  Chris helps clients with complex remediation projects, emergency response to spills and/or releases of hazardous substances, matters requiring internal investigations and root cause analyses, as well as voluntary self-disclosures under state and federal audit policies and statutes.

Prior to joining the Firm, Chris was an Assistant Attorney General at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, where she enforced state air pollution control laws and regulations.

Other Info About Chris


Law School

Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Washington University Law Review, Competition and Development Editor

Undergraduate School

Williams College, B.A., 2007

Bar Memberships

Chris is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Chris is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Environmental Law, 2021-2024

Cincinnati Business Courier, Forty Under 40 Honoree, 2020

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Rising Star Honoree, 2017

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Mason Arts Council, Board Member, 2019-Present

City of Mason Zoning Board of Appeals, Member, 2019-Present

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Member, 2013-Present

Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Cincinnati Chapter, Member, 2016-2017

Cincinnati Korean American Association, Member, 2013-2015

Firm Committees

Chris serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Associate Personnel Committee, Member


Chris was invited to speak at the following events:

Presenter, “Don’t Cry Over Spilt Oil! Best Practices for SPCC Compliance,” Kentucky Environmental Conference, Kentucky Chamber, March 2022

Presenter, “Clean Water Best Management Practices…Storm Water Permitting; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Compliance,” Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety Symposium, Manufacturers’ Education Council, March 2022

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