Cassandra Hadwen passionately and aggressively litigates cases to protect human health and the environment from toxic contamination and other environmental wrongdoing.
Cassandra represents governmental entities, individual consumers, and corporate clients with a focus on protecting human health and the environment. She is a lifelong environmentalist with a passion for ensuring the protection of natural resources and access to a safe environment for all. Cassandra 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 (CERCLA); the Endangered Species Act; and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
As a law student, Cassandra was an Executive Board member of Chicago-Kent’s Student Humanitarian Network and The Women in Law Society, received the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Environmental and Energy Law Fellow Scholarship, and was Managing Editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental and Energy Law. Cassandra also participated in the environmental and energy law clinic, where she assisted on cases concerning urban environmental issues, including coal-fired power plant retirement and remediation and coal ash contamination in Chicago. Cassandra additionally received CALI Awards for achieving the highest grade in Environmental Law and Policy I, Environmental Law and Policy II, and Legal Writing for Environmental Law.
Prior to joining DiCello Levitt, Cassandra completed a fellowship representing Chicago-area environmental justice nonprofit organizations in complex equity, sustainability, and environmental and energy regulatory matters, including coal ash, PFAS, and the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act. Her focus at DiCello Levitt remains the same: ensuring that people of all backgrounds are afforded appropriate environmental protections and access to a safe and healthful environment.
Managing Editor, Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental and Energy Law