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Larry's broad-ranging experience in environmental law spans more than 30 years. His practice focuses on permitting and enforcement issues arising under the Clean Air Act (PSD and Title V permits) and the Clean Water Act (NPDES and 404 permits), especially in the electric utility, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, he counsels business and public sector clients on compliance issues under all major environmental laws; has frequently advised clients on remediation projects, brownfields redevelopment and corporate transactions; and has defended permitting and toxic tort litigation, having appeared before the Indiana Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Larry is the former Director of the Office of Legal Counsel for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. He has chaired the Environmental Law sections for both the Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations. He received degrees from Purdue University (B.S.E.E. with highest distinction, 1967; M.S.E.E., 1968) and Indiana University School of Law (J.D. 1975).

Career Highlights


  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® in the field of Environmental Law, 2014-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Environment, 2018-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Indianapolis Litigation – Environmental "Lawyer of the Year", 2017, 2019
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2010-2020, in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation - Environmental


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Environmental Committee, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Environmental Committee, Indiana Manufacturers Association
  • Air & Waste Management Association
  • Indiana Water Environmental Association

Former Employment

  • Director, Office of Legal Counsel, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 1988-1989
  • Chief, NPDES Permit Section, IDEM (and predecessor agency), 1978-1987
  • Attorney, Water Pollution Control Division, Indiana State Board of Health, 1975-1978
  • Electronic Engineer (R&D), Delco Electronics Division, General Motors Corp., 1968-1972


Contributions & Published Works

  • "EPA Issues Draft Guidance on State Implementation of New 1-Hour S02 NAAQS," EnviroNotes, October 2011
  • "Uncertainties Plague Early BACT Determinations for GHG Emissions," EnviroNotes, June 2011
  • "EPA Issues New Guidance on N02 Compliance Demonstrations for the Short-Term N02 NAAQS," EnviroNotes, April 2011
  • "EPA Issues Guidance for Making BACT and Other PSD Determinations for GHGs," EnviroNotes, December 2010
  • "EPA Continues March Toward Regulation of GHG Emissions from Stationary Sources with Proposed SIP Call," EnviroNotes, October 2010
  • “Sierra Club Seeks Prospective Relief for CO2 BACT Limits Based on Tailoring Rule,” EnviroNotes, June 2010
  • “Purchasor of Emission Units Insulated from Liability for Alleged NSR Violations,” EnviroNotes, April 2010
  • “EPA Objects to Power Plants’ Title V Permits,” EnviroNotes, February 2010
  • “Indiana’s Isolated Wetlands Permit Program: Comprehensive and Balanced Regulatory Policy?,” National Wetlands Newsletter, May-June 2004
  • “EPA Region 5’s Draft Mercury Phase Out Proposal: A Drastic Solution to Water Quality Concerns”
  • “The Supreme Court Reins in the Corps of Engineers,” Newsletter, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association; Environmental Forum, Indiana Manufacturers Association, Spring 2001
  • “Environmental Compliance Handbook - A Guide for Indiana Business,” published by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, contributor and editor



  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis, "Practical Environmental Compliance Seminar," 1999-2009
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis, "Environmental Permitting Seminar," 1999-2010
  • Air and Waste Management Association Conference, 2004, session chair
  • ICLEF, "NSR Reform, Advanced Environmental Law Seminar," 2003
  • IACT, "Annual Conference, Water Issues Workshop," 2002, moderator
  • IWPCA, "Seminar on Water Issues," 2002
  • IACT, Annual Conference, "IKE’s CSO Rule Proposal," 2000, presentation
  • IACT, Conference on Combined Sewer Overflows: Understanding SEA 431, "Indiana Water Quality Standards," 2000, presentation
  • Business and Industry’s Environmental Symposium, "Senate Enrolled Act 431, Indiana Legislative Update," 2000, presentation
  • "Business and Industry’s Environmental Symposium, Indiana Water Issues," 2001, chair
  • IACT Legislative Conference, Combined Sewer Overflow Issues, 2000


Purdue University, B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, with highest distinction, 1967
Purdue University, M.S.E.E., 1968
Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1975

  • Indiana, 1975
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