Christopher R. Schraff practices in the firm’s Environmental/Energy/Government department, having special interest in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, CERCLA and RCRA matters, wetlands regulation, pretreatment requirements, state and local environmental statutes and regulations, and lender and fiduciary liability issues. He has litigated a number of civil and criminal environmental matters, including service as lead counsel in Columbus & Franklin County Metropolitan Park District v. Shank, 5 Ohio St.3d 86 (1992) — the leading decision in Ohio on water pollution control law — and in City of Canton v. Whitman, 44 Ohio St.2d 62 (1975) — a leading case on state control of public water supplies. He also works on permitting for energy generation and transmission facilities, as well as legislation involving environmental and energy issues.
Mr. Schraff has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for the area of Environmental Law in every edition since 1991 and has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2010 Columbus, Ohio Environmental Lawyer of the Year. He is recognized by the publishers of Law & Politics and Cincinnati Magazine as an Ohio Super Lawyer® and is listed in Chambers USA as one of the leading attorneys in Environmental Law.