Member Information

Heidi B. Friedman

Thompson Hine

3900 Key Center
Cleveland, OH44114-1291

Heidi is a partner in the Environmental and Product Liability practice groups at Thompson Hine LLP. She focuses her practice on environmental, health and safety counseling in business, regulatory and legislative matters, environmental and toxic tort litigation, environmental enforcement actions, site remediation, product stewardship and compliance with environmental regulations. Heidi's primary focus is partnering with clients to provide business solutions for every environmental issue. Heidi manages many of her client relationships utilizing value based pricing, alternative staffing and legal project management to maximize efficiency and predictability. Heidi is top ranked in Chambers and Partners (Band 1), and according to the directory, "Heidi Friedman is a heavyweight of the state Bar, where she is admired for her valuable regulatory expertise. She sports an impressive track record for her superb handling of issues including remediation and enforcement actions relating to Superfund sites and other sensitive locations."

Work Phone:

EPA Region:
Region 5 – (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1995, summa cum laude. The Ohio State University, B.S., 1992, summa cum laude, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa.
Court Admissions:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Professional Societies and Organizations:
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) (invitation only), Member (2010-present); Membership Committee (2018-present); Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, The Environmental Committee; Vice President of Member Engagement, The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee DRI Regulatory/Transactional Focus Group Membership Initiative, Chair (2018-present) DRI Women in the Law Section, Chair (2015-2017); Vice Chair (2014-2015); Seminar Chair (2012) DRI Climate Change Litigation Task Force, Founding Member American Bar Association, Commission on Women in the Law, DRI Women in the Law Liaison In Counsel with Women Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Environmental Law Section Case Western Reserve University School of Law Alumni Committee University of Texas, Women in the Law Consortium (invitation only) National Association of Women Lawyers
Representative Publications:
EPA Sets August 31, 2020 Termination Date for COVID-19 Enforcement Policy, Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, July 2020 Enviro Settlements Offer Solution To Growing Citizen Suit Risk, Law360, June 2020 Post-Covid-19 Environmental Compliance Checklist, Lexis Practice Advisor, May 13, 2020 INSIGHT: What I'd Tell My 25-Year-Old Self About a BigLaw Career, Bloomberg Law, March 2020 New EPA Technical Guides Confirm the Priority for Vapor Intrusion for all Contaminated Properties, Thompson Hine Environmental Update, July 2015 Growing Environmental Business with Collaborative Efforts, Of Counsel, May 2015 California DTSC Finalizes Green Chemistry Playbook, Thompson Hine Green Products Update, April 2015