March 11, 2021 / Press Release

Karl named leader of Environmental Practice Group

Porter Wright is proud to announce Robert Karl as chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group.

Bob focuses his practice in energy and environmental matters, advising clients on matters involving state and federal statutes and regulations. His practice encompasses nearly all of the major environmental programs, and includes permitting, compliance, criminal and civil defense, matters related to real estate, and due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions. He has successfully argued numerous appellate and Supreme Court of Ohio cases. Before entering private practice, Bob served for more than a decade as an Ohio assistant attorney general.

“Our environmental practice has been instrumental in shaping statutes and regulations that have directly impacted our clients’ operations for more than 50 years,” said Jim Curphey, chair of Porter Wright’s Litigation Department. “With Bob’s deep experience in both the public and private sectors and his unshakable commitment to our clients, he is an ideal lawyer to lead our environmental team moving forward.”

Porter Wright’s work in environmental law has been nationally recognized by Chambers USA, and was ranked “Tier 1” in environmental law by Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms for its quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.