University of Wisconsin – Madison: B.A. 1986 Rutgers Law School – Camden: J.D. 1990
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
State of Indiana; Indiana’s Federal Northern and Southern Districts; and the US Court of Appeals for The Seventh Circuit.
April, 2005 – Present: Romaine Law
July, 1999 – April 2005: SESCO Group, Strategic Director of Brownfield Services and founder
of land remediation department.
April, 1998 – July, 1999: Founder and President of the Brownfield Development Group;
Originating member of Indiana Brownfield Association and original member of the
Environmental Redeveloper’s Association.
April, 1993 – April, 1998: Legal Counsel to IDEM’s Office of Environmental Response (now known as the Office of Land Quality).
June 1990- August, 1993: Associate in the Environmental Insurance Litigation Department
at Bingham, Summer, Welsh, and Spilman and Associate in the Environmental Department at Barnes & Thornburg
June, 1989 – June, 1990: Clerkship with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Kerr v. City of S. Bend, No. 71A03-1502-CT-49, 2015 Ind. App. LEXIS 768, at *1 (Ct. App. Dec. 23, 2015)
City has duty to prevent sewer nuisance/trespass.
Prassas v. Corick Constr., LLC, No. 64A05-1508-CT-1081, 2015 Ind. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1455, at *1 (Ct. App. Dec. 28, 2015).Res Judicata not appropriate when two cases cover different actions arising from same transactions.
City of Gary v. Shafer, 683 F. Supp. 2d 836, 840 (N.D. Ind. 2010) .Defendant must cause contamination to be liable under state and federal law.
McCormick v. Kissel, 458 F. Supp. 2d 944, 945 (S.D. Ind. 2006). Child of Tennant has standing to sue Landlord under the RLPHRA for lead paint poisoning.
Significant Brownfield Developments:
Evansville Greenway Path along Pidgeon Creek (remediated Salvage Yard).
Riverside Corporate Development, Indianapolis (remediated City Sanitation Yard); For which we were awarded the Governor Brownfield Award.
Marion, Indiana Ghost Hotel I-69/Loves Travel Stop (redeveloped Stigmatized Waste Dump).
Avon, Indiana Redeveloped Former Dump into Community Park with Brownfields Low Interest Loan.
Fort Ben State Park, Indianapolis, helped lead the IDEM develop significant portions of the former Army Base into a State Park
Lead Safe Conference 2005: Lecture regarding implications of Daubert and IRE702 on Lead Personal Injury Cases.
Brownfields ’00, Atlantic City: spoke regarding brownfield development within secondary real- estate markets.
Brownfields ’99. Dallas, Texas: spoke regarding brownfields redevelopment on LUST-Sites
Hazardous Waste Conference ’99. Indianapolis, IN; brownfield update on recent legislation and developments.
CBAI Annual Hot Topics in Banking Seminar, Speaker on “The New EP Lender Liability Rules” – June 1992. ICLEF Materials for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Seminar – August 1991.
ICLEF Materials for the Petroleum Contamination Seminar – June 1991.
“Solid Waste Management Board Adopts ‘Needs Rule’,” Indiana Environmental Newsletter, January 1991.
“Some Indiana School Districts May Be Misreading Asbestos Removal Regulations, “Indiana Environmental Newsletter, April 1991.
Currently, University of Wisconsin, Madison Legal Studies Mentor for undergraduates seeking a career in the law.
Former Fishers Soccer Club Coach for Recreational/Travel Youth Soccer.
Former President of Arsenal Soccer Club, Zionsville, Indiana. Former Board Member and Coach at Pike Soccer Club.
Former President & Coach of the Saint Michael CYO Club