Sue A. Shadley, In Memoriam Who We Are
 

Sue A. Shadley, In Memoriam, Senior Counsel Back to Attorney List
   

Sue A. Shadley was a founding partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP. Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP is the only top 10 law firm in Indianapolis formed in the last 25 years and Shadley was the first female managing partner of such a large Indianapolis firm. She held the post five times. Now,  more than 25 years later, the firm Shadley and her partners founded with four lawyers has grown to over 40 lawyers.

Before joining Plews Shadley Racher and Braun LLP, Shadley served as the first general counsel of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management where she led the promulgation of statutes and regulations that have shaped Indiana’s environmental law. This capped a decade of public service which also included work for the Indianapolis Air Pollution Control Board and the Department of Natural Resources. At the DNR she helped write, and then as an Administrative Law Judge administered, the new surface coal mining reclamation law in Indiana. “Sue was a great pioneer, a great lawyer, and even more importantly, a great human being,” said George Plews, who with Shadley and George Pendygraft founded the firm in 1988. “It was just  a delight and  a privilege to work with her.”

Shadley also served numerous other governmental entities, including the Indiana Recycling and Energy Development Board (1988-1992),  Indiana’s Environmental Crimes Task Force (2005-2007), and Purdue University’s Agronomy Advisory Council. She was named a Distinguished Agricultural Alumni at Purdue  in 2000 and a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation in 2006. Shadley received her B.S. from Purdue  and her J.D. from the IU Maurer School of Law.

In 2014, Shadley was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Just as with the law, Shadley become an advocate in fighting this disease in order to improve the lives of others, working with the ALS Association of Indiana to raise funds for the Nutrition Supplement, Respite and Loan Equipment Closet Programs.


Practice Areas

  • Environmental

Significant Cases, Administrative Matters & Transactions

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. N. Ind. Dock Co., Cause No. B-2347 (April, 16, 1999).

 

In re the Matter of Objections to Certain Conditions of Renewal Permit Indus. Removal C/D site, FP 48-2, Cause No. 98-S-J 2017 (Ind. OEA October 5, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Waste Mgmt. of Ill., Inc., Cause Nos. SW 364, SW 354 and SW 355 (August 19, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Rumpke of Ind., Inc., Cause No. SW-371 (August 18, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Nat’l Serv-All, Inc., Cause No. SW 374 (June 25, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Allied Waste Indus. of Ind., Inc., Cause No. SW 375 (June 15, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Newton County Development Corp., Cause No. SW 372 (June 15, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt.  v. Apollo Disposal Serv., Cause No. SW 349 (March 20, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Speelman Transfer, Cause No. SW 359 (March 20, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. ARC Disposal & Recycling, Cause No. SW 350 (March 19, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Crown Recycling & Waste Serv., Cause No. SW 351 (March 10, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Groot Recycling & Waste Serv., Cause No. SW 352 (March 10, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Rumpke Waste, Inc., Cause Nos. SW 362 and SW 363 (March 4, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Brown County Landfill, Cause Nos. SW 181 and B-2229 (March 17, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Waste Mgmt. of Ind., L.L.C., Cause No. SW 314 (February 3, 1998)

 

In re the Matter of Objections to the Issuance of FESOP Operation Permit No. F039-5406-03325 Brooks Constr. Co., Inc., Cause No. 97-A-J-1847 (Ind. OEA January 12, 1998)

 

In the Matter of Objections to the Issuance of Solid Waste Facility Permit No. FP 03-08 Bartholomew County Landfill II, Cause No. 97-S-J-1790 (Ind. OEA October 14, 1997).

 

In The Matter of Denial of Voluntary Remediation Application #6940901, Dana Corp., Cause No. 94-S-J-1142 (Ind. OEA May 9, 1997).

 

Ind. Dep’t of Natural Res. v. United Refuse Co., Inc., 615 N.E.2d 100 (Ind. 1993)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Chem. Waste Mgmt. of Indiana, Inc., 604 N.E.2d 1199 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

2012
Publication
  Indiana Perspective. A summary of environmental legislation for 2012. For more information, click here.
 
2011
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2011.  For more information, click here.
 
2010
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2010.  For more information, click here.
 
2009
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2009.  For more information, click here.
 
2008
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Enforcement of Environmental Laws," Central Indiana Technology and Environmental Society (CITES) 2008 Seminar
 
2008
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2008.  For more information, click here.  
 
2007
Publication
  Speaker, "Fundaments of Hazardous Waste Law Enforcement," National Business Institute
 
2007
Speaking Engagement
  Author and Speaker, "Environmental Compliance, IDEM Permit Approvals, Denials, and Appeals;  Administrative Lobbying; and Solid Waste Rules & Laws," In the Huddle with Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
2007
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2007.  For more information, click here.
 
2006
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2006.  For more information, click here.  
 
2005
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2005.  For more information, click here.  
 
2004
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation Environmental Masters Course, Standing Under AOPA
 
2004
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2004.  For more information, click here.  
 
2003
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2003.  For more information, click here.  
 
2002
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2002.  For more information, click here.  
 
2000
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2000.  For more information, click here.  
 
1999
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Is this Really a Court Proceeding?" Indianapolis Bar Association, Administrative Law 101
 
1999
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Spill Releases and Your Reporting Requirements," Executive Enterprises Environmental Regulation Course
 
1999
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Air Standards, Where Are We Now?" Indiana Clean Manufacturing Technology and Safe Materials Institute
 
1999
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "It's Everybody's Business: Hot Topics for the New Millennium - The Future Environmental Issues Facing all Lawyers," Indiana State Bar Association Spring Meeting
 
1999
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1999.  For more information, click here.  
 
1998
Publication
  Author, "Enforcement from the Respondent's Perspective," IDEM's Inspection & Enforcement Statutory Authority, EQC, Fall 1998 Environmental Newsletter
 
1998
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Indiana Environmental Health Association, 1998 Fall Educational Conference, "The Health Officer's Role as a Scientist for Environmental Decisions"
 
1998
Publication
  Author, "Impact of IDEM's RISC policy on Solid Waste Regulation," Indiana Chamber of Commerce
 
1998
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Association of Solid Waste Management Districts, "Implementation of Senate Bill 349, when Solid Waste Management Districts can Provide of Solid Waste Management Services"
 
1998
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Environmental Quality Control, Environmental Workshop, "Non-Rule Policies - What They Are, When They Apply, How They Help and Hurt"
 
1998
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1998.  For more information, click here.
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, The 1997 Environmental Conference, "Title V Air Permit Preventative Maintenance Plans and Recordkeeping"
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Rainmaking for Women: Advantages and Challenges, Working Group Leader
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Enforcement from the Respondents' Perspective," Indiana Hazardous Materials Conference
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Industrial Ventilation for OSHA Compliance," The Indiana Manufacturers Association's Environmental Health & Safety Conference, Understanding and Confronting Regulatory Liabilities
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Legislation in the Long Session," Environmental Quality Control, Environmental Workshop
 
1997
Publication
  Author, "Summary of Indiana Solid Waste Laws and Rules Updated 1998 and 2007"
 
1997
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1997.  For more information, click here.
 
1996
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Recodification of Indiana's Environmental Laws and Recent Federal and State Legislation," EQC Environmental Workshop
 
1996
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1996.  For more information, click here.  
 
1995
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Title V Legal Issues," Earth Tech Industrial Environmental Management Workshops Clean Air Act Operating Permits
 
1995
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "A Roadmap for Navigating the Maze of State and Federal Spill Reporting Rules," Environmental Quality Control, Environmental Workshop
 
1995
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1995.  For more information click here.  
 
1994
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Avoiding Environmental Liability in Indiana," National Business Institute, Inc.
 
1994
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Clean Air Act Title V Permitting for the Solid Waste Industry," National Solid Waste Management Association Indiana Chapter Annual Meeting
 
1994
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1994.  For more information click here.
 
1993
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Trends in the Regulating of Water Quality -- the Indiana Program," Business & Industry's Environmental Symposium
 
1993
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Interstate Waste Transportation," National Association of Environmental Law Societies, 1993 National Conference
 
1992
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Hot Topics in Environmental Law -- A List of At Least Twenty," 8th Annual Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce Environmental Seminar
 
1992
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Law?? The Basics," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1992
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Solid and Hazardous Waste Regulation," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1991
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Who Won the Trash War - OMB or EPA? - Subtitle D," Environmental Quality Control, EQC Environmental Workshop
 
1991
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Responsibility: A Key Business Component," The Indiana Manufacturers Association
 
1991
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "How to Obtain and Maintain a Permit from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management," The Indiana Manufacturers Association
 
1991
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Regulation of Solid Waste Transporters," National Solid Waste Management Association Annual Meeting
 
1991
Publication
  Author and Speaker, "Solid Waste Regulation Update," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1990
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Public Law 10-1990, Constitutional Issues," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1990
Publication
  Co-Author, "Constitutional Challenges of Indiana's New Comprehensive Solid Waste Law," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1990
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "RCRA Subtitle D Rules," Environmental Quality Control, Solid and Hazardous Waste Workshop
 
1990
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Aspects of Real Estate Transactions,” National Business Institute, Inc., Conference on Hazardous Waste in Indiana
 
1990
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Audits," National Business Institute, Inc., Conference on Environmental Aspects of Real Estate Transactions
 
1989
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "County Extension Agent Role in Waste Management," Purdue University
 
1989
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "State & Federal Enforcement of Hazardous Waste Laws - Civil, Administrative & Criminal," National Business Institute, Inc., Conference on Hazardous Waste in Indiana
 
1989
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Contractual Provisions for USTs Removals," Third Annual National Conference of Hazardous Materials Managers
 
1988
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Recent Indiana Legislation," National Business Institute, Inc. Conference on Hazardous Waste in Indiana
 
1986
Publication
  Author, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Rules (1982-1986)
 
1985
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Appearances Before An Administrative Law Judge," Indiana State Bar Association, Annual Meeting of Natural Resources Section
 
1983
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Surface Coal Mining Law," Indiana State Bar Association, Annual Meeting of the Natural Resources Section
 
1983
Publication
  Co-Author, Indiana Natural Resources Law, Criminal Penalties and Civil Remedies
 

Associations & Memberships

Fellow, Indiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section (Past Chair)

Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Association, Environmental Law Section (Past Chair-Elect)

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, Past Chair-Elect, Environmental Section

Member, Purdue Agronomy Advisory Council (2006 - 2007)

Member, Environmental Crimes Task Force (2005-2007)

Member, Central Indiana Technology & Environmental Societies (2002-2012)

Member, Indiana Recycling and Energy Development Board  (1988-1992)

Member, Indiana Manufacturers Association, Environmental Legal & Technical Advisory Committee (1988-2008)

Member, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Committee (1983-2008)

Member, Indiana Department of Environmental Management ad hoc work group working on priority rules for sites not eligible for remedial action under CERCLA (1987-1988)

Member, State Board of Health Infectious Waste Rule Advisory Committee, developing rules for treatment of infectious waste (1988)

Co-Founder Annual Conference of Government Mining Attorneys  (1984)

Honors

2016   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2015   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental
 
2015   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2014   Recipient of the Indiana Lawyer's Distinguished Barrister Award
 
2014   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental
 
2013   Named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Indianapolis Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year"
 
2013   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2013   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental

 
2012   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2012   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental Law


 
2011   Featured in Indianapolis Women Magazine as Women Making a Diffrence in Law
 
2011  

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating

 
2011   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®

 
2011   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental


 
2010  

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine - Environmental

 
2010   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2009  


Selected for inclusion by Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine - Environmental

 
2009   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2008   Member, Purdue Agronomy Advisory Council
 
2008   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2007   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2006   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2005   Listed in the Indiana Super Lawyers as one of the Top 25 Female Lawyers
 
2004   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers as one of the Top 25 Female Lawyers
 
2003   Indiana State Bar Association's Women in the Law Achievement Award
 
2003   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2002   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2001   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2000   Purdue University’s Distinguished Agricultural Alumni
 
2000   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
1999   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
1992   Inducted into the National Waste Management Association's Indiana Hall of Fame
 

Employment History

1988- present Founding Partner,  Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1988 Indiana Manager of Governmental Affairs, Waste Management, Inc., Chemical Waste Management

1986- 1988 General Counsel, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Management Board, Air Pollution Control Board, Water Pollution Control Board

1984- 1986 Administrative Law Judge,, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

1982- 1984 Attorney, Division of Reclamation, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

1978- 1982 Attorney, Air Pollution Control Division, Indiana State Board of Health

1977- 1978 Attorney, Indiana University

Client Alerts

October 30, 2015   Sue A. Shadley to be Honored on Saturday, November 7, 2015
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
October 20, 2015   PSRB Mourns the Loss of Firm Founding Partner and Legal Pioneer Sue A. Shadley
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
August 18, 2015   Thirteen PSRB Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
June 11, 2015   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Founding Partner receives Hoosier Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
February 27, 2015   Two-Thirds of PSRB Lawyers are Super Lawyers
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 

Practice Areas

  • Environmental

Significant Cases, Administrative Matters & Transactions

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. N. Ind. Dock Co., Cause No. B-2347 (April, 16, 1999).

 

In re the Matter of Objections to Certain Conditions of Renewal Permit Indus. Removal C/D site, FP 48-2, Cause No. 98-S-J 2017 (Ind. OEA October 5, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Waste Mgmt. of Ill., Inc., Cause Nos. SW 364, SW 354 and SW 355 (August 19, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Rumpke of Ind., Inc., Cause No. SW-371 (August 18, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Nat’l Serv-All, Inc., Cause No. SW 374 (June 25, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Allied Waste Indus. of Ind., Inc., Cause No. SW 375 (June 15, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Newton County Development Corp., Cause No. SW 372 (June 15, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt.  v. Apollo Disposal Serv., Cause No. SW 349 (March 20, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Speelman Transfer, Cause No. SW 359 (March 20, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. ARC Disposal & Recycling, Cause No. SW 350 (March 19, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Crown Recycling & Waste Serv., Cause No. SW 351 (March 10, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Groot Recycling & Waste Serv., Cause No. SW 352 (March 10, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Rumpke Waste, Inc., Cause Nos. SW 362 and SW 363 (March 4, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Brown County Landfill, Cause Nos. SW 181 and B-2229 (March 17, 1998)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Waste Mgmt. of Ind., L.L.C., Cause No. SW 314 (February 3, 1998)

 

In re the Matter of Objections to the Issuance of FESOP Operation Permit No. F039-5406-03325 Brooks Constr. Co., Inc., Cause No. 97-A-J-1847 (Ind. OEA January 12, 1998)

 

In the Matter of Objections to the Issuance of Solid Waste Facility Permit No. FP 03-08 Bartholomew County Landfill II, Cause No. 97-S-J-1790 (Ind. OEA October 14, 1997).

 

In The Matter of Denial of Voluntary Remediation Application #6940901, Dana Corp., Cause No. 94-S-J-1142 (Ind. OEA May 9, 1997).

 

Ind. Dep’t of Natural Res. v. United Refuse Co., Inc., 615 N.E.2d 100 (Ind. 1993)

 

Ind. Dep’t of Envtl. Mgmt. v. Chem. Waste Mgmt. of Indiana, Inc., 604 N.E.2d 1199 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992)


Publications & Speaking Engagements

2012
Publication
  Indiana Perspective. A summary of environmental legislation for 2012. For more information, click here.
 
2011
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2011.  For more information, click here.
 
2010
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2010.  For more information, click here.
 
2009
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2009.  For more information, click here.
 
2008
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Enforcement of Environmental Laws," Central Indiana Technology and Environmental Society (CITES) 2008 Seminar
 
2008
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2008.  For more information, click here.  
 
2007
Publication
  Speaker, "Fundaments of Hazardous Waste Law Enforcement," National Business Institute
 
2007
Speaking Engagement
  Author and Speaker, "Environmental Compliance, IDEM Permit Approvals, Denials, and Appeals;  Administrative Lobbying; and Solid Waste Rules & Laws," In the Huddle with Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
2007
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2007.  For more information, click here.
 
2006
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2006.  For more information, click here.  
 
2005
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2005.  For more information, click here.  
 
2004
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation Environmental Masters Course, Standing Under AOPA
 
2004
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2004.  For more information, click here.  
 
2003
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2003.  For more information, click here.  
 
2002
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2002.  For more information, click here.  
 
2000
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 2000.  For more information, click here.  
 
1999
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Is this Really a Court Proceeding?" Indianapolis Bar Association, Administrative Law 101
 
1999
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Spill Releases and Your Reporting Requirements," Executive Enterprises Environmental Regulation Course
 
1999
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Air Standards, Where Are We Now?" Indiana Clean Manufacturing Technology and Safe Materials Institute
 
1999
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "It's Everybody's Business: Hot Topics for the New Millennium - The Future Environmental Issues Facing all Lawyers," Indiana State Bar Association Spring Meeting
 
1999
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1999.  For more information, click here.  
 
1998
Publication
  Author, "Enforcement from the Respondent's Perspective," IDEM's Inspection & Enforcement Statutory Authority, EQC, Fall 1998 Environmental Newsletter
 
1998
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Indiana Environmental Health Association, 1998 Fall Educational Conference, "The Health Officer's Role as a Scientist for Environmental Decisions"
 
1998
Publication
  Author, "Impact of IDEM's RISC policy on Solid Waste Regulation," Indiana Chamber of Commerce
 
1998
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Association of Solid Waste Management Districts, "Implementation of Senate Bill 349, when Solid Waste Management Districts can Provide of Solid Waste Management Services"
 
1998
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Environmental Quality Control, Environmental Workshop, "Non-Rule Policies - What They Are, When They Apply, How They Help and Hurt"
 
1998
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1998.  For more information, click here.
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, The 1997 Environmental Conference, "Title V Air Permit Preventative Maintenance Plans and Recordkeeping"
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, Rainmaking for Women: Advantages and Challenges, Working Group Leader
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Enforcement from the Respondents' Perspective," Indiana Hazardous Materials Conference
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Industrial Ventilation for OSHA Compliance," The Indiana Manufacturers Association's Environmental Health & Safety Conference, Understanding and Confronting Regulatory Liabilities
 
1997
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Legislation in the Long Session," Environmental Quality Control, Environmental Workshop
 
1997
Publication
  Author, "Summary of Indiana Solid Waste Laws and Rules Updated 1998 and 2007"
 
1997
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1997.  For more information, click here.
 
1996
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Recodification of Indiana's Environmental Laws and Recent Federal and State Legislation," EQC Environmental Workshop
 
1996
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1996.  For more information, click here.  
 
1995
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Title V Legal Issues," Earth Tech Industrial Environmental Management Workshops Clean Air Act Operating Permits
 
1995
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "A Roadmap for Navigating the Maze of State and Federal Spill Reporting Rules," Environmental Quality Control, Environmental Workshop
 
1995
Publication
  Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1995.  For more information click here.  
 
1994
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Avoiding Environmental Liability in Indiana," National Business Institute, Inc.
 
1994
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Clean Air Act Title V Permitting for the Solid Waste Industry," National Solid Waste Management Association Indiana Chapter Annual Meeting
 
1994
Publication
   Indiana Perspective.  A summary of environmental legislation for 1994.  For more information click here.
 
1993
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Trends in the Regulating of Water Quality -- the Indiana Program," Business & Industry's Environmental Symposium
 
1993
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Interstate Waste Transportation," National Association of Environmental Law Societies, 1993 National Conference
 
1992
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Hot Topics in Environmental Law -- A List of At Least Twenty," 8th Annual Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce Environmental Seminar
 
1992
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Law?? The Basics," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1992
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Solid and Hazardous Waste Regulation," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1991
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Who Won the Trash War - OMB or EPA? - Subtitle D," Environmental Quality Control, EQC Environmental Workshop
 
1991
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Responsibility: A Key Business Component," The Indiana Manufacturers Association
 
1991
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "How to Obtain and Maintain a Permit from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management," The Indiana Manufacturers Association
 
1991
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Regulation of Solid Waste Transporters," National Solid Waste Management Association Annual Meeting
 
1991
Publication
  Author and Speaker, "Solid Waste Regulation Update," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1990
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Public Law 10-1990, Constitutional Issues," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1990
Publication
  Co-Author, "Constitutional Challenges of Indiana's New Comprehensive Solid Waste Law," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1990
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "RCRA Subtitle D Rules," Environmental Quality Control, Solid and Hazardous Waste Workshop
 
1990
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Aspects of Real Estate Transactions,” National Business Institute, Inc., Conference on Hazardous Waste in Indiana
 
1990
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Environmental Audits," National Business Institute, Inc., Conference on Environmental Aspects of Real Estate Transactions
 
1989
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "County Extension Agent Role in Waste Management," Purdue University
 
1989
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "State & Federal Enforcement of Hazardous Waste Laws - Civil, Administrative & Criminal," National Business Institute, Inc., Conference on Hazardous Waste in Indiana
 
1989
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Contractual Provisions for USTs Removals," Third Annual National Conference of Hazardous Materials Managers
 
1988
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Recent Indiana Legislation," National Business Institute, Inc. Conference on Hazardous Waste in Indiana
 
1986
Publication
  Author, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Rules (1982-1986)
 
1985
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Appearances Before An Administrative Law Judge," Indiana State Bar Association, Annual Meeting of Natural Resources Section
 
1983
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "Surface Coal Mining Law," Indiana State Bar Association, Annual Meeting of the Natural Resources Section
 
1983
Publication
  Co-Author, Indiana Natural Resources Law, Criminal Penalties and Civil Remedies
 

Associations & Memberships

Fellow, Indiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section (Past Chair)

Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Association, Environmental Law Section (Past Chair-Elect)

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, Past Chair-Elect, Environmental Section

Member, Purdue Agronomy Advisory Council (2006 - 2007)

Member, Environmental Crimes Task Force (2005-2007)

Member, Central Indiana Technology & Environmental Societies (2002-2012)

Member, Indiana Recycling and Energy Development Board  (1988-1992)

Member, Indiana Manufacturers Association, Environmental Legal & Technical Advisory Committee (1988-2008)

Member, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Committee (1983-2008)

Member, Indiana Department of Environmental Management ad hoc work group working on priority rules for sites not eligible for remedial action under CERCLA (1987-1988)

Member, State Board of Health Infectious Waste Rule Advisory Committee, developing rules for treatment of infectious waste (1988)

Co-Founder Annual Conference of Government Mining Attorneys  (1984)


Honors

2016   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2015   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental
 
2015   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2014   Recipient of the Indiana Lawyer's Distinguished Barrister Award
 
2014   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental
 
2013   Named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Indianapolis Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year"
 
2013   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2013   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental

 
2012   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2012   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental Law


 
2011   Featured in Indianapolis Women Magazine as Women Making a Diffrence in Law
 
2011  

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating

 
2011   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®

 
2011   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Environmental


 
2010  

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine - Environmental

 
2010   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2009  


Selected for inclusion by Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine - Environmental

 
2009   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2008   Member, Purdue Agronomy Advisory Council
 
2008   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2007   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2006   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2005   Listed in the Indiana Super Lawyers as one of the Top 25 Female Lawyers
 
2004   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers as one of the Top 25 Female Lawyers
 
2003   Indiana State Bar Association's Women in the Law Achievement Award
 
2003   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2002   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2001   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
2000   Purdue University’s Distinguished Agricultural Alumni
 
2000   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
1999   Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers
 
1992   Inducted into the National Waste Management Association's Indiana Hall of Fame
 

Employment History

1988- present Founding Partner,  Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1988 Indiana Manager of Governmental Affairs, Waste Management, Inc., Chemical Waste Management

1986- 1988 General Counsel, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Management Board, Air Pollution Control Board, Water Pollution Control Board

1984- 1986 Administrative Law Judge,, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

1982- 1984 Attorney, Division of Reclamation, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

1978- 1982 Attorney, Air Pollution Control Division, Indiana State Board of Health

1977- 1978 Attorney, Indiana University


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October 1, 1999   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Releases Summary of the 1999 Indiana Environmental Legislation
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October 1, 1998   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Releases Summary of the 1998 Indiana Environmental Legislation
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October 1, 1997   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Releases Summary of the 1997 Indiana Environmental Legislation
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October 1, 1996   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Releases Summary of the 1996 Indiana Environmental Legislation
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October 1, 1995   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Releases Summary of the 1995 Indiana Environmental Legislation
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October 1, 1994   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Releases Summary of the 1994 Indiana Environmental Legislation
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