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Anna Claire Skinner

Anna Claire uses her years of experience navigating environmental, health, and safety regulatory compliance to represent governmental entities, individuals, and corporate clients, all with the primary goal of ensuring the protection of human health and the environment.

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Anna Claire represents governmental entities, individual consumers, and corporate clients with the primary purpose of the protection of human health and the environment.  She has litigated cases in both administrative tribunals and state and federal court from inception through settlement and trial.  She has experience with numerous environmental statutes and regulations, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Anna Claire is part of a team of DiCello Levitt attorneys and appointed Special Assistant Attorneys General to file lawsuits against polluters in the States of Michigan and Illinois, seeking to hold them responsible for contaminating the environment with poly- and perfluoroalkyl chemicals, sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals.” Cases involving these chemicals will have wide-reaching implications for state governments and their residents.

In addition to her environmental work, Anna Claire also helps clients develop and maintain safety and health programs that meet all of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulatory requirements and ensure all employees enjoy safe and healthful workplaces.  She regularly counsels clients when compliance and litigation questions arise under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Outside of the office, Anna Claire continues her work on environmental-related issues by serving as co-chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources section.  She also focuses on giving back to her community through her participation on the executive committee of the Living Arts and Science Center Board of Directors.

Writings and Presentations

  • “The Nuts and Bolts of the Environmental Administrative Hearing Process,” Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Environmental Conference (March 26, 2021)
  • “Ever-Evolving Water Rules,” Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Environmental Conference (March 26, 2021)
  • “What Breweries Should Know about Public Health and Safety,” August Mack Webinar (June 18, 2020)
  • “WOTUS – What’s Next?,” Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Conference (August 2020)
  • “Coal Combustion Residuals: Federal and State Rule Developments,” Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Conference  (August 2020)
  • “Regulating Hazardous Chemicals: The Overlap Between EPA’s Risk Management Program and OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard,” Kentucky Chamber Environmental Conference (March 15, 2019)
  • “Reducing Regulations: An OSHA Legislative and Enforcement Update,” Indiana Safety & Health Expo (February 28, 2019)
  • “Don’t Forget OSHA Standards: Beyond EPA’s Hazardous Chemical Requirements,” Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: Environmental Conference (March 8, 2018).
  • “Reducing Regulations: An OSHA Legislative and Enforcement Update,” North Dakota Safety Council: 45th Annual Safety Conference (February 23, 2018).

Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association – Kentucky Bar Association Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Section, co-chair
  • Living Arts and Science Center, Board of Directors

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Litigation 
  • Public Client Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation

Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Laura E. Reasons

Senior Counsel  

Peter Soldato

Associate