Erik Lange is a partner in the firm’s Environmental, Safety & Health Practice Group. Erik’s practice focuses on environmental litigation and compliance and risk management counseling. He has assisted clients in matters involving federal and state agencies related to a variety of environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and various state laws and regulations, such as those governing oil and gas wells and underground storage tanks.

Erik previously worked as an engineer where he performed technical environmental work for municipalities. Prior to joining the firm, his legal experience was with the intellectual property department of a general practice firm, where his practice concentrated on patents. Erik also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable James Gwin of the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Erik has been recognized for his legal writing by the Ohio State Bar Association Environmental Law Award and the Stanley I. and Hope S. Adelstein Environmental Law Award. He has also been published in Law360 and in the Case Western Reserve Law Review.

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  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, managing editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2014
  • University of Toledo, M.S., 2010
  • Ohio Northern University, B.S. with high distinction, 2007


  • Ohio, 2016
  • Michigan, 2014


  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Michigan
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
  • U.S. Ct. of App., D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2023 and 2024 for Litigation – Environmental
  • Recognized in Ohio Rising Stars 2023 for Environmental Litigation

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