Whitney leverages her considerable knowledge of environmental law to help clients mitigate risk and liability in a full range of disputes.

Overview

With a background in agricultural and environmental sciences, Whitney has a deep understanding of the interplay between technical and legal challenges her clients face. She works to help clients to negotiate and settle enforcement actions taken by federal and state agencies and works to ensure future compliance by helping clients understand regulatory framework. In addition to her work as an environmental attorney, she also assists with solving client issues involving wind energy, railway and transportation-related compliance, real estate environmental due-diligence, and environmental liability protection in real estate and business transactions.

Whitney often uses her regulatory background to help spot potential compliance issues for clients and prepare them for enforcement actions. She also helps clients stay informed regarding regulatory changes that could affect their businesses and properties.

As a former attorney for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Whitney was the lead attorney for the Bureau of Water, which included negotiations and litigation involving drinking water, stormwater, wastewater, and concentrated feeding operations. During that time, Whitney also worked on numerous cases in the areas of remediation, solid and hazardous waste, and tanks, which included helping rewrite and enact regulation changes and updates. Previous to working for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Whitney gained experience at Region 7 and 8 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee

  • Regional Reporter for Region 9, 2019-2020

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2017
  • Kansas , 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 2018

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2017

  • Quarter Finalist, Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
  • Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, Senior Managing Editor
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, B.S., 2014

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