Christine Rideout Schirra

Christy is an associate in the Energy & Environmental Group and focuses her practice on a wide array of environmental matters. She regularly counsels clients on matters related to environmental compliance, due diligence, permitting, enforcement, and litigation, and has experience with matters involving the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, hazardous and solid waste regulation under CERCLA and RCRA, and the Clean Air Act. Christy has 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. She represented Ohio EPA on matters relating to water pollution control and drinking and ground water laws and rules, and appeared 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, 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


  • 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)