Ian concentrates his practice on defending individuals, corporations, and public entities in toxic tort and environmental litigation. Ian draws on a background as a senior court attorney with the New York Supreme Court and as an assistant law clerk to the Hon. Mary H. Smith in the New York State Supreme Court for the Ninth Judicial District. He also gained experience as a regulatory affairs associate at BlueRock Energy, where he evaluated and interpreted local, state, and federal energy regulations, and as an intern with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, where he focused on water contamination and concentrated animal feeding operations.
Before entering the legal field, Ian participated in several environmental conservation projections, including The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Deer Island Restoration Project, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, and individual conservation projects in five national parks.
Ian earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, his master’s degree from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and his juris doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law. During law school, he served as a student liaison to the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources and as the form and accuracy editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce.