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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.  

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Legal Work Highlights

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.


Law School

Capital University Law School, J.D., 1986

Graduate School

Vermont Law School, LLM, Environmental Law, 2012

Undergraduate School

Denison University, B.A., 1983

Bar Memberships

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

Ohio, 1986


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Cincinnati Environmental Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2017, 2021

The Best Lawyers in America®, Cincinnati Litigation – Environmental Lawyer of the Year, 2016

The Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, 2001-2021; Litigation – Environmental, 2014-2021

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

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

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)

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

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

Firm Committees

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

Sustainability Committee, Member


Bill was invited to speak at the following events:

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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