D. Rees Alexander uses a thoughtful and creative approach to advance his clients’ objectives on matters involving environmental, safety and health issues. With broad experience in litigation, transactional matters and regulatory/policy advocacy, his practice includes all facets of environmental law, including matters under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Safe Drinking Water Act and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as well as common law toxic tort matters. He has been recognized in both national and regional publications for his work in environmental law, and in litigation generally.
Rees is a former Ohio assistant attorney general, and served as the lead environmental counsel in the state’s challenges to the rulemaking that addressed the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. He also served as a judicial extern to Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Rees currently serves as Vice Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section, is the former Chair of the Columbus Bar Association's Environmental Law Committee, and is also a member of the Ohio Manufacturers Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.
He is active in the community and mentors new lawyers through programs at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the Ohio Supreme Court lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program.
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