KEELY J. O’BRYAN

BACKGROUND

Keely focuses her practice on environmental compliance counseling, remediation, environmental cost recovery and toxic tort litigation.

PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental

Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Keely is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE & FOCUS

Keely has an active practice in both environmental litigation and counseling. She has broad experience in motion practice, fact investigation, depositions and expert preparation for environmental litigation, and assists clients with trial strategy and mediation.

Additional experience includes:

  • Represented a port authority in lititgation regarding dredged material disposal.
  • Counseled client on implementation of a global environmental management system.
  • Prosecution and defense of CERCLA contribution actions.
  • Defense of federal, state and local enforcement actions.
  • Brownfields redevelopment.
  • Counsel on beneficial reuse of dredged material.
  • Represented a client in a complex corporate and environmental litigation in federal court in Tennessee involving alleged regional groundwater contamination.
  • Represented a municipality in a multi-million dollar dispute regarding a Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade.

Professional Involvement

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Chair, September 2016-Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Great Lakes Symposium Chair, June 2016
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Nominating Committee 2015, 2017
  • MedWish International, Benefit Committee
  • Shaker LaunchHouse Benefit, Chair, 2015
  • City Year Cleveland Benefit, Chair, 2014, 2015

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

EDUCATION

Keely received her BS in Environmental Geoscience from Boston College. She received her JD and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law, cum laude, from Vermont Law School.