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Erik concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law, regulatory matters, insurance coverage and bad faith, and litigation. He has represented individuals and small “mom and pop” businesses as well as large multinational corporations and public entities embroiled in litigation over site cleanups as well as environmental compliance. Erik has worked with property developers, private landowners, and municipalities in connection with the re-development of contaminated properties, or brownfields. He has significant experience in cases involving PCBs, chlorinated solvents, hazardous metals, petroleum constituents and emerging contaminants, including perchlorate.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Erik worked for a national environmental consulting group. His experience as an environmental consultant provides him with a scientific background and understanding of the practical issues involved with implementing site investigation and remedial plans.

Erik has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star in the practice area of Environmental Law from 2013 through 2018.

Areas of Specialty
Environmental Law
Regulatory Matters
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
Litigation

Education:
Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D
Ball State University, B.S., cum laude

Admissions:
Indiana Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court
California Supreme Court
Multiple Federal Supreme Courts
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

United States v. Goodrich Corporation, et al. (Federal Court) Appleton Papers, Inc., et al. v. George A. Whiting Paper Company, et al. (Federal Court) City of Rialto, et al. v. United States Department of Defense, et al. (Federal Court) City of Colton v. American Promotional Events, Inc. et al. (State Court) City of Colton v. American Promotional Events, Inc.-West, et al. (Federal Court) City of Riverside v. Black & Decker Inc., et al. (State Court) In Re: General NPDES Permit for the Public Displays of Fireworks (State Regulatory Agency) In Re: Perchlorate Contamination at a 160-Acre Parcel in the Rialto Area (State Regulatory Agency) James F. Wilson, et al. v. The Estate of Percy Symens, et al. (State Court) In Re: Groundwater Cases — JCCP No. 4135 (State Court), including Adler, et al. v. Southern California Water Company, et al.; Alexander, et al. v. Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Anderson, et Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Celi, et al. v. San Gabriel Valley Water Company, et al.; Boswell, et al., v. Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Criner, et al., v. San Gabriel Valley Water Company, et al.; Demciuc, et al., v. Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Dominguez, et al. v. Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Santamaria, et al. v. Suburban Water Systems, et al. In the Matter of the Rockets, Fireworks & Flares Superfund Site (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Goodrich Corporation v. State Water Resources Control Board (Consolidated State Mandamus Action) U-Haul of California, et al. v. Ross, et al. (Federal Court)

Presenter, “Developments in Federal and Indiana Environmental Law,” Indiana Engineering Law and Ethics, Indianapolis, IN, December 8, 2016.

Co-Presenter, “Environmental Issues Are More Than a Cost of Doing Business for C-Suite Executives,” webinar, August 5, 2015.

Co-Presenter, “Environmental Considerations for Construction Management,” Construction Management Association of America, Indianapolis, Indiana, August 19, 2014

Co-Author, “EPA’s Proposed E-Reporting Requirements for NPDES Permit Holders.” The Digester, Winter 2014: 21-23. Print.

Presenter “Brownfields Redevelopment”, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 20th Annual Conference, 2013