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Team Leaders

Team Leader


Steptoe & Johnson’s environmental attorneys represent clients before federal, state, and local courts and administrative boards in civil, criminal, and administrative matters, and in administrative and legislative policy setting proceedings. Our environmental lawyers possess extensive experience as seasoned regulatory attorneys and litigators who can handle commercial and environmental litigation in high-profile cases. Environmental practice attorneys possess the knowledge and experience to understand the highly technical nature of environmental and endangered species issues.

  • Technical and scientific degrees held by team members in geology, engineering, environmental science, and mining
  • Leadership roles in environmental/energy trade organizations
  • Team members actively involved in shaping environmental and energy policy and in promulgating regulations
  • Active relationship with state and federal government officials
  • More than 30% of the team has in-house counsel or regulatory agency experience
  • Attorneys licensed in IN, KY, OH, PA, VA, and WV
  • 50% of team members recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Team members are registered lobbyists represent clients regarding environmental issues 
  • Industry and municipality compliance under federal and state laws and regulations
  • Penalty and enforcement actions
  • Clean Water Act Citizen Suits
  • RCRA Citizen Suits 
  • Site remediation and planning (including Brownfields)
  • Indemnity and transactional documentation
  • Audit and assessment planning including self audit disclosures
  • Underground and aboveground storage tank management, remediation, and closure
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers permitting, compliance, and enforcement under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
  • Superfund cost recovery, allocations, and site delisting
  • RCRA and hazardous and solid waste disposal permitting and enforcement  
  • Acquisition of drilled oil and gas wells and undeveloped leases in the Appalachian Basin
  • Clean Water Act permitting, compliance, and enforcement
  • Endangered Species Act consultation
  • Compliance counseling under all environmental regulatory programs
  • Real estate and infrastructure development
  • Toxic tort litigation including Asbestos
  • EPCRA/CERCLA releases and reporting
  • PCB and TSCA
  • Oil Pollution Act (SPCC)
  • Cultural Resources/National Historical Preservation Act
  • NEPA
  • Pipeline safety (PHMSA)

Team Members

Joyce A. Gentry

Senior Environmental Consultant

John J. Keeling

Senior Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant

Selena J. Lewis

Environmental Consultant

Jennifer S. Linder

Industrial Hygienist