Linda Benfield has been an environmental lawyer for over 30 years and in that time has practiced through the birth, adolescence and maturity of Superfund, the complexities of RCRA, the Congressional refinements to the Clean Air Act, and now the emerging regulatory and court attention to clean water including emerging contaminants. She represents parties in federal and state enforcements actions, internal audits, permitting processes, and clean up sites. She also represents parties in environmental litigation, and in evaluating environmental risk in corporate transactions. For 20 years, she chaired the national environmental law practice at Foley & Lardner, and is now the Office Managing Partner for Foley’s Milwaukee office, its largest office. Linda is a Board Member of United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, and Children’s Hospital. Linda is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Colorado College.
Region 5 – (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)
Year of induction:
Graduated from Colorado College (1981 B.A., summa cum laude) and earned J.D. from the University of Chicago (1985)
Wisconsin, Colorado, the District of Columbia
7th Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S District Court of Wisconsin - ED and WD
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation