Environmental lawyer John Kyle has nearly four decades of experience in resolving even the most challenging remediations. Clients value John for his ability to provide comprehensive legal counsel and advocacy that fit their needs while working with environmental and government professionals, and for creating the synergy needed to design and sell a solution that is cost-effective and efficient.
John focuses on remediation projects dealing with soil, groundwater and surface water contamination under a wide variety of regulatory programs, Brownfields redevelopment projects, and business transactions involving environmental issues. He also advises on solid and hazardous waste regulatory matters, as well as insurance coverage issues for environmentally impaired property.
In addition, John’s work includes business and compliance counseling, voluntary cleanups, assisting in the development of risk-based approaches to cleanups, litigation before state and federal courts and agencies, and legislative and executive branch lobbying.
He has served as counsel to Superfund steering committees and trusts and acted for nearly 10 years as a Superfund site trustee. John has also devoted a large part of his practice to helping businesses plan expansions that minimize siting, permitting and regulatory issues.
John is a frequent writer and lecturer to trade association, client and continuing education seminars.
Professional and Community Involvement
Former adjunct professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Environmental Issues in Business Transactions, 2002-2010
Participant, government work groups that develop regulations and policies on various subjects involving groundwater protection and risk-based cleanups
Former board member and past chair, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Advisory Committee member, Indiana Environmental Justice
Past president, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Association
Former chair, Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Committee
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
The Best Lawyers in America, 2004 to present; Lawyer of the Year, 2018
Indiana Super Lawyers, 2004-2006, 2008-2019
Chambers USA, 2013 to present
Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 1999-2000
Who’s Among Executives and Professionals Who, 2008-2009
Who’s Who Honors Edition, 2012-2013
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent