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Brian M. Babb

Senior Partner

Brian Babb's practice primarily involves transactional matters, regulatory counseling, representation in enforcement and permitting matters, contaminated site litigation, and counsel concerning solid and hazardous waste management, water and air pollution control, environmental policy, compliance, planning, and agriculture. He counsels clients on environmental considerations in real estate transactions and in business acquisitions and divestitures, agricultural law, mining, and oil and gas leasing. He has extensive experience with brownfields transactions, corporate environmental compliance management programs, CERCLA cost recovery and contribution actions, wetlands, compliance audits, site investigations and remediation, and environmental assessments. 

Brian represents clients before local, state and federal environmental agencies and state and federal courts. He formerly served as the Acting Deputy Director, Deputy Chief Counsel, Managing Attorney and Staff Attorney for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (1987-1993) and as a Staff Attorney for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (1986-1987).

Awards & Recognitions



Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Natural Resource Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental and Agricultural Law Committees
  • Gorman Heritage Farm, Board of Directors
  • Dan Beard Council - Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6963
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Practice Areas

Blog Contributions

Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • J.D., Capital University Law School, 1985
  • B.S., The Ohio State University, 1980