Ronald M. Eddy
Ronald M. Eddy

Member

Phone: 303.299.8338

Fax: 303.298.0940

reddy@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Diane Collier
303.299.8323

Areas of Emphasis

Environmental

Litigation, Trials and Appeals

Education

  • Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1980
    • Order of St. Ives
  • Masters of Science, Oregon State University, 1972
  • Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University,1969

Ron is head of the environmental practice group and has over 30 years of experience in environmental matters including prior work as a physical scientist for the Denver Regional Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He represents all types of clients, including various municipalities and other public sector clients, in environmental matters related to Environmental Compliance Audits, Voluntary Cleanups, Underground Storage Tanks, Asbestos, Water Quality, Air Quality, Hazardous Waste and Corporate Acquisitions/Real Estate Transaction.

Representative Matters
  • CERCLA/Superfund – represented several large mining and manufacturing clients at various Superfund sites
  • Environmental Compliance Audits – assisted clients in multi-facility environmental audits
  • Voluntary Cleanups – assisted in numerous industrial redevelopment projects
  • Underground Storage Tanks – compliance and cleanup
  • Asbestos – abatement and cleanup
  • Water Quality  – NDPES, storm water, wetlands
  • Air Quality – permitting, indoor air quality
  • Hazardous Waste – compliance and corrective actions
  • Corporate Acquisitions/Real Estate Transactions
Professional Activities
  • Presenter, International Environmental Law Seminar, Surrey, England, 1996
  • Prior Council Member/Past Chair, Environmental Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Denver Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Course: “Environmental Regulation of the Energy Industries”
  • Physical Scientist, Denver Regional Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1972 to 1978
Honors and Awards
  • Band 2 – Natural Resources & Environment (Colorado)
    Chambers USA
    2012-2018
  • Best Lawyer – Environmental Litigation
    Best Lawyers in America
    1995-2019
  • Super Lawyer – Business Litigation
    Colorado Super Lawyers
    2005-2018
  • Top Lawyer – Environmental
    5280 Magazine
    2015-2019
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal and a member of various honorary natural resource organizations
Publications and Presentations
  • “A Business Perspective on 20 Years of Activity Under the National Environmental Policy Act,” 25 Land & Water L. Rev., 107 (1990)
  • “The United States Experience with CERCLA–Issues for Consideration by the European Community”
  • “International Treaties and Conventions and Environmental Legislation in North America” (1996)