Ice Miller Partner Donald Snemis Returns to Firm, Environmental Group
Ice Miller is pleased to announce the return of Donald Snemis, a partner in the Firm’s Environmental, Natural Resources and Toxic Tort group.
“Don is outstanding in his ability to help clients navigate federal, state and local environmental laws by simplifying what can be a complex system of rules and guidelines,” said Steve Humke, chief managing partner of Ice Miller. “He returns to the Firm after spending time in public service, including serving as Indiana Department of Environmental Management General Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff, broadening his understanding of our environmental clients’ unique challenges and opportunities.”
From 1988 through 2013, Don practiced law with Ice Miller, concentrating on litigation, environmental law and product liability. He represented companies, municipalities and citizens in state and federal courts across the country on various business and environmental issues including the cleanup of historical water and soil contamination, accidental releases of contamination, property transfers, leaking underground storage tanks, cost recovery actions, brownfields redevelopment and toxic torts. He also handled numerous complex lawsuits involving business disputes, including cases involving breach of contract, fraud and other types of business disputes.
Don left the Firm and entered public service in 2014. He first served as commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and then as special counsel for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. He joined the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) as general counsel in June of 2015, and assumed the additional duties of deputy chief of staff a few months later. While at IDEM, Don served as the agency’s chief legal counsel and managed the Office of Legal Counsel, including its 15 staff attorneys. In addition, Don managed the Rules Branch, Office of Criminal Investigations and Office of Records Management.
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Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance, public affairs and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; New York; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals.
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