John Lazzaretti focuses his practice on environmental law, with an emphasis on complex environmental litigation and regulatory challenges.
John’s experience includes defending industrial and municipal clients against federal, state and private enforcement actions arising under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and common law claims. John has represented clients in challenges to regulatory actions under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and their state counterparts in courts across the country.
John regularly counsels corporate, industrial and public sector clients on matters involving permitting and compliance arising under federal and state environmental programs, and the strategic management of environmental liabilities in business transactions.
While attending law school, John served as a judicial extern for The Honorable Peter C. Economus, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and was also a member of the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court team.
John has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, a listing of the top up-and-coming lawyers in Ohio, and Law360 Rising Stars, a national listing of top attorneys under 40, and is a former Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Section.