Kendra Sherman advises major corporations, industrial and municipal clients on environmental counseling, compliance and litigation relating to air, water quality, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, wetlands, and underground storage tank matters.
She has appeared before a wide range of federal and state courts and administrative tribunals in successfully defending her corporate and municipal clients in environmental enforcement actions, third party permit challenges, citizen suit litigation and toxic tort cases. She also has considerable experience in defending her clients and prosecuting appeals related to Clean Air Act Title V permits, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, and solid and hazardous waste permits and closure plans. In addition, she has substantial experience counseling lenders, investors, corporations and developers in environmental issues in complex commercial and real estate transactions for land acquisition, sale and development throughout the United States.
During the past five years, including most recently in 2010, Kendra has been consistently selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers-Rising Stars, a distinction that recognizes lawyers under the age of 40 or those in practice for 10 years or less. She is a member of the Columbus Bar Association Environmental Law Committee (on which she previously served as co-chair) and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee. She is a frequent speaker on various environmental issues at seminars and engagements each year.
Among her many pro bono activities, Kendra is the cofounder of Squire Patton Boggs’ Dispute Resolution and Youth Program, a community service program aimed at teaching dispute resolution skills to inner city youth in Columbus, Ohio in collaboration with The Ohio State University College of Law. In addition, she is actively involved in adoption law advocacy matters and received the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year award from the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School (NCALP) for her community service efforts in the field of adoption law.