Katherine Wenner is an associate in the Environmental, Safety & Health Practice Group at the Columbus office, where she assists clients on a wide variety of environmental matters. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with various environmental compliance matters, and she also has extensive experience advocating for the wastewater and drinking water industries. Katherine also has experience with several environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). She assists clients with matters such as environmental permitting, due diligence, compliance counseling and litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Katherine served as a law clerk to a magistrate judge in the US District Court for the District of Wyoming and to a senior district judge in the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. During this time, Katherine managed a significant portion of these judges’ dockets, performed legal research on a vast range of issues, briefed both judges on a broad variety of legal matters, wrote legal memoranda and assisted in drafting numerous decisions.

Katherine also formerly worked as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives, where she performed numerous tasks, including managing constituent needs, corresponding with interested parties, coordinating legislative meetings and assisting in preparing bill drafts.

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  • Wake Forest University, J.D., cum laude, 2019
  • The Ohio State University, B.S., 2014


  • North Carolina, 2019
  • Ohio, 2022


  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. of North Carolina

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  • Co-author, “Making the Band: Hazing and an Analysis of Interpersonal Dynamics,” VA. Sports & Ent. L.J., 2018.
  • Author, “Pulling the Wool Over Our Eyes: How Inconsistent and Misleading Labels are Failing Consumers and Animals,” Laws & Paws, 2018.
  • Author, Comment, “Quick Response Codes for Genetically Engineered Foods: A Quick Fix to America’s Deep-rooted Debated Surrounding Genetically Engineered Foods,” Wake Forest L. Rev., 2018.

  • Speaker, “Environmental Justice: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?” 31st Annual Environmental Permitting in Ohio Conference, July 2022.
  • Speaker, “PFAS Strategic Roadmap: A Summary of U.S. EPA’s 2021-2024 PFAS Commitments to Action,” One Water Government Affairs and Regulatory Workshop, Feb. 2022.

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