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Biography

Kevin is the leader of the Environmental Practice Group and is experienced in a broad range of federal, state, and local environmental programs. His practice focuses on environmental litigation, defense of civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions, and counseling on a wide range of environmental issues arising in business transactions, and regulatory matters.

Kevin has defended a number of state and federal civil and criminal enforcement actions and private party litigations involving the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; the Underground Storage Tank Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; and various common law claims under state law.

Kevin has substantial experience involving the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites under state brownfield programs and pursuant to federal and state administrative and judicial consent orders. He regularly counsels buyers, sellers, and lenders on environmental considerations in real estate transactions and business acquisitions and divestitures, and has significant experience in structuring and financing “Brownfields” transactions. Kevin conducts environmental compliance audits and assists businesses in the development and implementation of corporate environmental management systems and procedures.

Kevin is experienced in assisting businesses in responding to environmental incidents involving significant spills, releases, and non-compliance, including conducting root cause analyses, developing, and implementing corrective measures, and coordinating the response to government inquiries of the incident.

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Education

Law School

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1989
Order of the Coif

Undergraduate School

University of Cincinnati, B.S. Ch.E., 1986

Bar Memberships

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

Ohio, 1989

Courts

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

Supreme Court of Ohio

Southern District of Ohio

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Environmental, 2003-2022; Cincinnati Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2011; Cincinnati Litigation-Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2013

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2021

Chambers USA, Natural Resources & Environment, 2008-2021

Cincinnati Environmental Lawyer of the Year, 2011

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®  

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Cincinnati Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee, Past Chair

Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Playhouse in the Park, Board Trustee

LifePoint Solutions, former Board President and Board Member

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, Board Member

Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Trustee

The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky, former Vice President and Board Member

Firm Committees

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

Strategic Planning Committee

Presentations

Kevin was invited to speak at the following events:

“Update on Environmental Issues Facing Hospitals,” Greater Healthcare Safety Committee Presentation

“Staying on Top of Environmental Considerations in Land Use,” National Business Institute

“Working Your Way Through Environmental Issues,” Ohio ICSC Conference

“Evaluating Your Investment: Environmental Due Diligence,” Ohio Chamber of Commerce

“The EPA’s At My Door?,” Cincinnati Bar Association

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