Christine Rideout Schirra



Christine Rideout Schirra focuses her practice on environmental regulatory, business and litigation matters. Christy counsels clients on environmental compliance, due diligence, permitting, enforcement and litigation matters pertaining to surface water, drinking water, air, solid waste and hazardous waste. Christy has experience representing clients in both state and federal court and at administrative hearings, trial court and appellate court proceedings.

Before joining Bricker, Christy served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Christy represented Ohio EPA on matters relating to water pollution control and drinking and ground water laws and rules and as first chair trial counsel at trials and administrative hearings. While in law school, Christy worked as a legal extern with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 Office of Regional Counsel, and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Junior League of Columbus
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Environmental Law Chair, Columbus Bar Association, 2018
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2011
  • Admitted, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
  • Admitted, Southern District of Ohio, 2016
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association (Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Seminar Co-Chair, 2017)
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association (Barrister Leadership Program, Class of 2016 Graduate; Planning Committee Member, 2017)
  • Case Western Reserve University (J.D., cum laude, 2011); Publications Editor, Health Matrix: Journal of Law Medicine, 2010-2011
  • University of Michigan (B.A. with distinction in History and Spanish, 2007)
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