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Our attorneys have comprehensive experience in all aspects of environmental law.




We routinely advise on safety compliance issues, permitting, audit protocols and enforcement actions


We have decades of experience defending and trying toxic tort cases.



Our team has litigated a wide variety of environmental, corporate, product liability and commercial matters.

Foundations of Water Law

Louis L. McMahon, Partner at McMahon DeGulis LLP, will present Foundations of Water Law on December 5, 2017. This continuing education opportunity will review the regulatory framework underpinning water law. Ohio Water Law: A Primer (9:15-10:15 am), looks at the multiple sources and regulators of water law in Ohio. The Clean Water Act 101 (10:30-11:30 am) will give a brief background of federal water pollution statutes, detail the structure of the federal CWA, and outline the components and specific provisions of the CWA. The Safe Drinking Water Act (12:15-1:15 pm) surveys the regulation of public water systems, permitting and licensing requirements, source water protection and water treatment implications. Current Trends & Developments in Water Law (1:30-2:30) includes a look at recent regulatory developments and practical responses to new opportunities.

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McMahon DeGulis LLP ranked top in Ohio by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2017 Edition) recognized McMahon DeGulis LLP as a Band One firm in Natural Resources and Environmental law in Ohio.

Partners Michael McMahon, Gregory DeGulis, David Nash and Louis McMahon were also recognized for their individual representation of clients.

According to Chambers USA, McMahon DeGulis is a “highly regarded boutique with expertise covering the full range of environmental law. Possesses particular strength in wastewater and brownfield matters, as well as integrated planning work related to the CWA.”

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Wendlene Lavey Joins MD as Partner

Wendlene M. Lavey has joined McMahon DeGulis LLP as a Partner. Wendy arrives from Squire Patton Boggs and will continue her law practice focusing on environmental compliance, enforcement, permitting and related litigation and transaction support.

With over 25 years of experience in environmental and safety matters, Wendy’s current work includes major source permitting under the Clean Air Act, compliance and corrective action obligations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, municipal wet weather issues under the Clean Water Act, and private party disputes regarding environmental contamination. She brings particular expertise on the steel, mining and chemicals industries. Read More.

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