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Jennifer is a partner in the firm's Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group. She has practiced environmental law for over twenty years with experience both in the public and private sector. She provides environmental legal services to industrial, commercial, agricultural and governmental clients. Services include compliance and transactional assistance, regulatory analysis, defense of enforcement actions, assistance in obtaining, negotiating, and appealing environmental permits, and assistance with transactions involving environmentally contaminated property.

Career Highlights


  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Dayton Law Review
  • Clerk for the Honorable Michael R. Merz, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, 1993


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Environmental, Energy and Resources Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association; Former Chair, Environmental Law Section
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Indiana Manufacturing Association
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • Air and Waste Management Association, Indiana Chapter
  • Women in Manufacturing, Indiana Chapter

Former Employment

  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management - Office of Legal Counsel, 1995-1998

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Executive Committee Member of the Environmental Law Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association (2003-2008), Chair of the Environmental Law Section (2008)
  • Air and Waste Management Association, Indiana Chapter, Southern Indiana Director

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Member, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
  • Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Contributions & Published Works

  • Author, “Environmental Compliance Handbook - A Guide for Indiana Businesses,” published by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Editions
  • Contributing Author, "GreeNotes®" Newsletter published by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce




  • Speaker, "Challenges in Complying with the Clean Air Act" (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004); "Environmental Inspections" (2003, 2002), Indiana Chamber of Commerce Practical Compliance with EPA Regulations
  • Speaker, "Indiana Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permitting," American Agricultural Law Association 2002 Annual Meeting Twenty-First Education Symposium, 2002
  • Speaker, "Save the Valley, et al. v US EPA, et al.," Indiana State Poultry Association Environmental Conference, 2002
  • Speaker, "Environmental Inspections," Environmental Regulations Course, EEI 2000, 1999

Other Media

28th Annual Business & Industry's Sustainability & Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium; "Successful Integration into Established Environmental Program," co-presenter, March 26, 2019



Indiana University - Bloomington, B.A., Criminal Justice, 1990
University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 1994

  • Indiana, 1994
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1994
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1994
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