Bill is a member in the environmental practice group, with a specialty focus on air quality issues. For more than 25 years, he has counselled a wide range of manufacturing clients regarding plant expansions, processing changes, transactions and enforcement defense in matters brought by local, state, and federal environmental agencies. He has extensive experience with all aspects of the Clean Air Act, including major and minor New Source Review (NSR), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) requirements, and Title V operating permits. Bill also has unique experience and insight with regards to compliance counseling in all environmental media to the automobile manufacturing and parts industries.
Prior to private practice, served as managing attorney for air and water programs at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Currently serves as outside environmental counsel for a number of major corporations, including several automotive manufacturing companies, Tier 1 automotive parts manufacturers, and foundries.
Capital University Law School, J.D., 1986
Vermont Law School, LLM, Environmental Law, 2012
Denison University, B.A., 1983
Named one of the top 800 environmental lawyers in the world by Who’s Who Legal, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, 2003-2022; Litigation – Environmental, 2014-2021; Cincinnati Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2012, 2017, 2021; Cincinnati Litigation – Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2016
Chambers USA, Environment, 2004-2008; Natural Resources and Environment, 2007-2021
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, Environmental, 2004-2014, 2020-2021
Cincy Magazine, Leading Lawyer in Environmental Law, 2007-2020
Cincinnati Bar Association, Environmental Committee, Chair, 2005-2007
Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental Committee
American Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy and Resources; and Air Quality Committee
University of Cincinnati College of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2013-2018
Ohio Clean Air Act Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel, Chair, appointed by Governor Taft (2004) and Governor Strickland (2008)
Vermont Law School Alumni Association, Masters Committee, 2019-Present
Ohio River Foundation, Board Member, 2018-Present
Vermont Center for Eco Studies, Board Member, Secretary, 2017-Presentt
Denison University Alumni Hockey Association, 2016-Present
Terrace Park Emergency Services Firefighter, 2016-Present
Terrace Park Environmental Group, Co-Chair, 2010-Present
Youth lacrosse and ice hockey coach, 2006-2014
Sustainability Committee, Member
Speaks frequently in Ohio and nationally regarding air quality issues involving the Clean Air Act, including Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), Title V operating permits, Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) and enforcement.
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March 19, 2015