Thaddeus H. Driscoll

Managing Associate
Cincinnati
T 513.651.6171
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Thad is a managing associate in the Environmental Practice Group of Frost Brown Todd, where he focuses his practice on compliance counseling and environmental litigation.  He regularly advises manufacturers on permitting and compliance issues arising under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other state and federal environmental programs.  Thad also has experience in all areas of environmental litigation, including defending against citizen suits and federal and state environmental enforcement actions, representing private parties in claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and state and federal administrative appeals.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Thad served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.  There he represented the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in enforcement litigation and administrative proceedings.  Thad also served as an Assistant Solicitor within the Major Appeals Group of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, where he represented the State of Ohio in significant appellate litigation.  While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Representative Matters

Fairfield County Board of Commissioners v. Nally, 143 Ohio St. 3d 93 (2015)

In re Essroc Cement Corporation, RCRA Appeal No. 13-03 (EAB, July 30, 2014)

Sierra Club v. Korleski, 681 F. 3d 342 (6th Cir. 2012)

Taylor v. Ernst & Young, L.L.P., 130 Ohio St. 3d 411 (2011)

State of Ohio v. Dunn, 131 Ohio St. 3d 325 (2012) 

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty Under 40, 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2014–2018
  • Chambers USA, Associate to Watch - Natural Resources & Environmental, 2016-2018
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers' Section, Outstanding Achievement Award, 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee, Vice Chair, 2012–2013; Chair, 2013–2015
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • Alliance for Chemical Safety

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Cincinnati Opera, Board of Trustees, 2017 - present
  • Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2015 - present
  • St. Francis Seraph Ministries, Board of Directors, 2013 - present
  • Knox Presbyterian Church, Deacon, 2015 - present
  • ArtsWave Young Professionals Committee, Co-Chair, 2015 - 2017
  • Young Professionals' Choral Collective (YPCC), Board of Directors, 2014 - 2017

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Manufacturers' Education Council, 25th Annual Business & Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, "Clean Air Act Legal Update" (March 22, 2016)

2015 Cincinnati Bar Association Environmental Law Committee CLE, “Updates to U.S. EPA’s Environmental Audit Policy” (November 13, 2015)

Manufacturers' Education Council, 24th Annual Business & Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, "Best Management Practices - Defining & Designing a Successful Corporate Audit Program" (March 24, 2015)

Air & Waste Management Association, Breakfast with the Regulators, “Air Update” (November 4, 2014)

2014 Cincinnati Bar Association Environmental Law Committee CLE, “Regulatory Update” (October 23, 2014)

Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program, 2014 Small Towns, Big Futures Conference, "Current and Emerging Nutrient Rulemaking" (August 14, 2014)

2014 Ohio State Bar Association Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Seminar, "Air Update – Greenhouse Gas Regulation" (March 13, 2014)

Manufacturers' Education Council, 23rd Annual Environmental Permitting in Ohio Conference Presentation, "Compliance with Federal & Ohio Startup, Shutdown & Malfunction Provisions" (July 23, 2013)

2012 Cincinnati Bar Association Environmental Law Committee CLE, Water Law – Managing a Resource in Abundance, "Water Case Law Update" (October 17, 2012)

2012 Ohio State Bar Association Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Seminar, "Air Update" (April 19, 2012)

Air & Waste Management Association, Breakfast with the Regulators, "Shelly Materials Ohio Supreme Court Decision" (December 8, 2011)

Other Contact Info

Mobile

513.515.4578

Assistant

Melissa Bryant
Email
T 513.651.6108
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