He writes about it in a column. He lectures on it. He practices it. You might say that Ron lives and breathes environmental law. As senior counsel in the Environmental, Municipal and Litigation Practice Groups, Ron has been involved in all aspects of environmental litigation, remediation and counsel for more than 25 years.
Ron’s experience includes state and federal Superfund litigation, Brownfields redevelopment and environmental remediation, environmental due diligence and site assessment, solid and hazardous waste permitting and management, oil spill response and litigation, and environmental impact reviews. His experience in municipal law includes the representation of planning and zoning boards, and town and village boards, and appearances before such boards on behalf of project applicants.
He is a featured columnist on environmental law for The Daily Record and often gives presentations on environmental topics before various groups, including government, industry and the New York State Bar Association.
Ron attended Trinity College in the Republic of Ireland as a Fulbright Scholar, and served as a Law Clerk to United States Circuit Judge Ellsworth VanGraafeiland and in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.
Professional and Community Involvement
Ron is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Environmental Initiatives, and a member of the Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association.
Awards and Recognitions
Ron was selected a 2007-2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He also was named to the 2012-2019 editions of Best Lawyers in America®, and honored with their 2015 Rochester "Lawyer of the Year" designation for Environmental Law.