Environmental Attorney Frank J. Reed, Jr. Joins Frost Brown Todd’s Columbus Office

January 28, 2010

Frost Brown Todd is pleased to announce that Frank J. Reed, Jr. has joined the firm.  Mr. Reed will be a partner in the firm’s Environmental Practice Group.  He focuses his practice on environmental litigation, compliance, and regulation, as well as transportation issues with a concentration on matters involving air, water, solid waste, hazardous waste and underground storage tanks.

Mr. Reed represents small and large businesses, port authorities, municipalities, counties, carriers, shippers, and consignees in the area of transportation, environmental, and regulatory compliance and defends companies against environmental enforcement activities initiated by U.S. EPA, Ohio EPA and other state environmental protection agencies. He also represents companies which are the subject of governmental audits or investigations.  Mr. Reed has represented clients regarding truck spills; environmental contamination; remediation; and hazardous waste management, transportation, and storage.

Mr. Reed handles cases in state and federal court, administrative appeals before the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission, as well as before Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA and rail cases before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. He assists clients handling diverse issues including asbestos, mold, radon, indoor air toxins, wetlands, and best management practices to handle hazardous materials.

“We are very excited to have Frank join our team.  By joining FBT, Frank will have a platform that meets the needs of his clients.  His decision to join the firm strengthens our capabilities to provide litigation, regulatory compliance and other environmental services to our current client base throughout Ohio and our region,” said Kevin McMurray, partner and Chair of FBT’s Environmental Practice Group.

Mr. Reed received his B.A., with honors, from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from Capital University Law School.  Before entering into private practice with Benesch Friedlander, Mr. Reed served as Chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.