Anna Claire Skinner

Biography

Anna Claire focuses her practice on environmental, health, and safety issues. Her experience includes assisting clients on environmental issues in the context of business transactions and compliance counseling. She advises clients on how to comply with both federal and state environmental and employee safety regulations. She also regularly represents clients in environmental litigation and compliance counseling matters under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other environmental statutes. In particular, she has defended clients against environmental enforcement initiatives directed at electric utilities. She also has experience assisting clients with environmental due diligence matters related to transactions, such as reviewing Phase I and II reports.

Her experience also includes counseling clients on all phases of an OSHA inspection, from the time an OSHA inspection is initiated onsite to resolving OSHA citations if they are issued. She has successfully helped clients negotiate favorable resolutions of OSHA citations. She also has experience in many aspects of discovery and trial preparation, including factual investigation, drafting motions and discovery requests, and witness preparation in both administrative tribunals and state and federal court.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School  (J.D., 2014)
    • Order of the Coif
  • Washington and Lee University  (B.A., cum laude, 2011)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Kentucky

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
    • Kentucky Bar Association Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Section, co-chair
  • Living Arts and Science Center, secretary