Elizabeth T. Schindzielorz

Biography

Liz is first and foremost an environmental lawyer whose practice includes litigation, regulatory compliance and transactional matters spanning the environmental media of solid and hazardous waste, water and air. She has a particular focus in and passion for contaminated land cleanup. She represents clients faced with enforcement actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), guides brownfields clients through the process of the West Virginia Voluntary Remediation Program and performs due diligence for clients considering real estate and other transactional opportunities.  Liz also provides advice to trade organizations and industry groups regarding current waste issues.

She complements her environmental practice representing clients in civil litigation and in proceedings before the West Virginia Public Service Commission.  

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law  (J.D., 2013)
    • North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, publication editor
    • J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Moot Court Competition, problem writer
    • Environmental Law Project, board member
    • National Order of Barristers
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (B.A., 2010)
    • English with a double minor in Environmental Studies & Music
    • Graduated with Honors & Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Tri-State Local Foods, Inc. d/b/a The Wild Ramp, president
  • West Virginia Women Attorneys, member and former secretary/board member