Energy and Natural Resources Attorney Ben L. Pfefferle III Joins McDonald Hopkins

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben Pfefferle III, a prominent attorney who has been at the forefront of the natural resources, environmental, and energy sectors throughout his career,  has joined the Columbus office of McDonald Hopkins in the firm's Business Department as Co-Chair of the Natural Resources Practice Group.

Energy and Natural Resources Attorney Ben L. Pfefferle Joins McDonald Hopkins

A former partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP, Pfefferle was the national chair of the firm's environmental and energy team. His experience includes: energy extraction, refining and production, environmental compliance, hazardous and toxic waste issues, Superfund litigation and private cost recovery, environmental permitting, and redevelopment, acquisition and divestiture of environmentally impaired commercial and industrial property.

"We are excited that Ben has joined McDonald Hopkins," said Peter D. Welin, managing member of McDonald Hopkins' Columbus office.  "He is a great fit for our clients because he has broad experience on complex matters relating to energy and the environment. Ben believes in finding creative solutions and that is exactly what we strive to do every day for our clients across all of our offices."

Pfefferle has assisted clients in civil, criminal, and administrative enforcement proceedings involving state and federal Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Solid Waste Disposal, RCRA and CERCLA actions. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation in the Environmental Committee, a former Chairman of its Brownfields Litigation Subcommittee, and a member of the Section of Environment, Energy Resources.

Pfefferle received his JD from Capital University Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University. He is a former chairman of the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Ben Pfefferle can be reached by phone or email:
614.458.0042 or

Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins' mission is to provide insightful legal solutions and business counseling that help our clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. Our subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, is based in Washington, D.C. and led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

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Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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