Thompson Hine Partner Heidi Friedman Admitted to American College of Environmental Lawyers

Hine LLP
is pleased to announce that Heidi
B. Friedman
is one of only 20 environmental lawyers selected
nationally as Fellows by the American
College of Environmental Lawyers
(ACOEL). She joins Thompson Hine
partner Michael
L. Hardy
, who was admitted to the
College in 2010.

ACOEL is a professional association of distinguished lawyers practicing
in the field of environmental law who are drawn from private practice,
academia, government and not-for-profit organizations. Membership is by
invitation and eligibility is limited to those who have practiced
environmental law for at least 15 years and whose practice for five
years prior to nomination for membership has been at least 50 percent in
environmental law. Members, who are recognized by their peers as
preeminent in their field, are dedicated to maintaining and improving
the standards of practice, administration of justice and ethics of the
profession, and to contributing to the development of environmental law
at the state and federal levels, as well as to helping others in the
field by sharing knowledge through writing, speaking and teaching.

“We congratulate Heidi on her induction into the College,” said Andrew
L. Kolesar
, Environmental practice group leader. “She is a fantastic
practitioner and a tremendous asset to the firm’s clients. We are
thrilled that the College recognizes the strength of Heidi’s practice
and her overall impact on the environmental and legal communities.”

A partner in the firm’s Environmental and Product Liability Litigation
practice groups, Friedman advises on environmental, health and safety
issues; regulatory and legislative matters; environmental and toxic tort
litigation; environmental enforcement actions; site remediation; product
stewardship; and compliance with environmental regulations. Heidi’s
focus is to partner with clients to provide business solutions for
environmental issues while utilizing value-based pricing, alternative
staffing and legal project management to maximize efficiency and

Friedman has received widespread professional recognition, including
being ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA and selected for
inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers and Who’s
Who Legal USA.
She also received the National Diversity
Council’s 2016 Ohio Leadership Excellence Award and recognition by the
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Northeast Ohio Chapter of
the Association of Corporate Counsel as one of the Women in Law Making a

Friedman received her J.D., summa cum laude, from the Case
Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.S., summa cum
from The Ohio State University.

With in-depth experience spanning all facets of environmental
regulation, Thompson Hine’s national Environmental practice supports
clients in environmental matters involving litigation, enforcement
defense, regulatory compliance and permitting, environmental
remediation, brownfields redevelopment, and corporate and real estate

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