I started envADR after my 2016 retirement from Sidley Austin LLP, where I began practicing in 1977. At Sidley, I headed the Chicago Environmental practice group and was co-leader of the firm’s national Environmental practice from 1994 until I retired. I am a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and served on the ACOEL Executive Committee from 2015-2018. I am a Board member of the Chicago chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution, was a member of the N.D. Ill. Trial Bar until retirement, and was listed in the top tier of Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America when I was practicing law. Best Lawyers named me 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Chicago Litigation – Environmental and 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Chicago – Environmental. I am listed for my environmental expertise is Who’s Who Legal: Environment 2012-2021 and am recognized among leading mediators in the 2019-2021 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Mediation. I have spoken about environmental mediation to groups at ABA SEER, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Chicago Bar Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Indianapolis Bar Association.
Region 5 – (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)
Year of induction:
• Harvard Law School (J.D., 1977) • Harvard Kennedy School (M.P.P., 1977) • Harvard University (A.B., 1973, cum laude)
• Illinois (retired)
When in private practice: • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit • U.S. District Court, N.D. of Illinois - General • U.S. District Court, N.D. of Illinois - Trial Bar • U.S. District Court, C.D. of Illinois • U.S. District Court, S.D. of Illinois
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Association for Conflict Resolution - Chicago, board member