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Christine Rideout Schirra

Christy Rideout Schirra is an experienced environmental attorney in the Energy & Environmental Group, focusing her practice on a wide array of environmental and energy matters. Christy regularly counsels clients on environmental and regulatory issues involving compliance, due diligence, contract negotiation, permitting, enforcement and litigation. This includes assisting clients with matters pertaining to the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, hazardous and solid waste regulation under CERCLA and RCRA, underground storage tank regulations and the Clean Air Act. Christy has successfully represented 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, representing Ohio EPA on matters relating to water pollution control and drinking and ground water laws and rules. Christy also 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, Women's Energy Network
  • Environmental Law Committee Chair, Columbus Bar Association, 2018-2019
  • University of Michigan Alumni Club of Central Ohio, Member, 2012-present
  • Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Seminar Co-Chair, Ohio State Bar Association, 2017
  • Barrister Leadership Program Planning Committee Member, Columbus Bar Association, 2017
  • Barrister Leadership Program, Columbus Bar Association, Class of 2016 Graduate

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Energy Infrastructure Development in the Great Lakes Region: Considerations and Trends," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Environmental Conference, December 2018
  • Presenter, “What to Do When the EPA Shows Up,” Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association, 2018 Winter Municipal Civil Law Seminar

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Admitted, Southern District of Ohio, 2016
  • Admitted, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2011

Education

  • 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)