Brittany resolves legal matters related to environmental law and OSHA compliance.

Overview

She has significant experience assisting clients with environmental, health and safety regulatory requirements arising under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, solid and hazardous waste laws, OSHA and PHMSA, as well as state and local environmental laws and regulations.

She has worked extensively with municipalities and electric-generating utilities, and clients in the chemical, manufacturing and real estate industries. Her journalism background and endless curiosity also serve her well as she navigates FOIA issues, inspections and information requests, and investigations across sectors. 

Experience

Brittany's firm understanding of environmental law allows her to effectively defend agency enforcement actions, including working with clients and agencies to develop and implement creative, environmentally beneficial solutions.

Brittany’s work is client-focused, and she joins client teams to assist with regulatory issues such as permitting, compliance counseling, and developing comments on state and federal rulemakings.

Her client-centered approach also makes Brittany a trusted adviser in emergency scenarios, and she has been called upon to be on-scene and navigate internal and multi-agency investigations following spills and/or releases.

Brittany’s work with state and federal agencies has led her to being involved in stakeholder groups on environmental topics and drafting state implementing regulations.

OSHA compliance has become an important aspect of Brittany's practice, and she has assisted numerous clients with compliance evaluations, inspections, citations and training on various aspects of OSHA regulations.

Brittany’s understanding of the practicalities and nuance of environmental laws also allows her to provide efficient and comprehensive counsel during the diligence phase of real estate and corporate transactions, and to assist in implementation post-closing.

Committed to service, Brittany is actively involved with the firm's pro bono efforts, working with clients in the Marlborough neighborhood of Kansas City, assisting victims of Hurricane Harvey, and volunteering with the Advocates for Human Rights on international policy issues.

Brittany also has a long-standing commitment to diversity in the legal field, starting with co-founding her law school’s Hispanic Law Student Association; she now serves on the Board of the Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program which seeks to increase representation of women of color in the legal profession.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Air Policy Panel Discussion, Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference, April 2019

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Environmental Enforcement Special Institute, Walk through an Enforcement Action: An Audience Participation Event, December 2018

Missouri Water Seminar, Unmanned Aircraft and their Uses in Environmental Law, September 2018

Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference, General Duty Clause: The Provision that Swallowed the Rule, May 2017

ChemEdge, EPA Enforcement of the Clean Air Act General Duty Clause against Chemical Distributors … Will you be Punished for Accidents and Near Misses, August 2016

"Big Law Success: The Inside Scoop for Law Students & New Lawyers",  Stinson LLP Podcast, Episode 1, Part 1 and 2

Recognitions

Recognitions

Missouri Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2017-2018

Missouri Lawyer's Weekly, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2016

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions, Class of 2019

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, 2017

Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City, Board Member and active volunteer, 2018-present

Global Montessori Academy, Board Member, 2018-present

Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program, Board Member, 2018-present

Mid-American Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Volunteer and Woman of the Year Candidate, 2013

The Missouri Bar

  • Committee on Minority Issues, Vice Chair, 2010-2014
  • Environmental Law Committee, 2009-present

American Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2009
  • Texas, 2010

Education

University of Missouri, J.D., 2009

Texas Tech University, B.A., 2005

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