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JENNIFER M.
MARTIN

Partner

jmartin@heplerbroom.com

217-993-6074

Springfield, IL

 

Area of Practice

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of Michigan, B.A. in English, 1989

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • United States District Courts for the
    • Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Missouri

Practice Description


Jennifer M. Martin focuses her practice in the areas of environmental law and real estate, including representing clients in matters involving:

  • Environmental litigation
  • Environmental regulatory counseling
  • Environmental insurance coverage
  • Real estate transactions

Ms. Martin represents clients in federal and state environmental enforcement cases and regulatory proceedings, and counsels clients regarding environmental compliance issues. She also represents clients in property transfers, including the purchase and sale of impacted properties.

Prior to private practice, Ms. Martin was an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Control Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, where she represented the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Office of State Fire Marshal. She was previously a partner with the environmental law firm Hodge, Dwyer & Driver. In 2016, Hodge, Dwyer & Driver merged into HeplerBroom.

Bar/Professional Associations


  • Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association
  • Gateway Society of Hazardous Materials Managers
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Waste Control Coalition
    • Advisory Board (2018-2019)
  • Sangamon County Bar Association

 Awards/Distinctions


  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2017-2020)
  • Profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine-Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition: “Talented Environmental Lawyers Succeeds by Listening” (2018) (This article can be read here.)

Published Legal Writing


  • “PFAS Are Here to Stay,” The Illinois Manufacturer (2020, 4th Quarter). (This article can be read here.)
  • “County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund: What Happens Now?” HeplerBroom Blog (May 28, 2020). (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “Understanding and Navigating Federal, Illinois and Missouri COVID-19 Environmental Enforcement Discretion Policies” HeplerBroom Blog (April 21, 2020). (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “What Do Recent Environmental Enforcement Decisions Mean for Your Company?” The Illinois Manufacturer (Fourth Quarter 2019). (Co-author with HeplerBroom partners Alec Messina and Michael Murphy). (This article can be read here.)
  • “Clean Construction or Demolition Debris and Uncontaminated Soil Fill: What You Need to Know,” The Illinois Manufacturer (Summer 2018). (Co-author) (This article can be read here.)

For a complete list of Published Legal Writing, click here.

Legal Lectures & Presentations


  • “Emerging Issues: PFAS Assessment and Mitigation,” Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Annual Environmental Conference (held virtually, 2020). (co-presenter)
  • “The US Supreme Court’s Decision in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund: How Does This Affect My Company and What Happens Next?” Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group Webinar (June 11, 2020). (Co-presenter)
  • “Environmental Law: Looking back at 2019, Looking Forward to 2020,” Environmental Law Committee, The Chicago Bar Association (Chicago IL, 2020).
  • “An Environmental Enforcement Overview,” Illinois Manufacturing Association, Environmental Compliance Conference (Oak Forest IL, 2019). (co-presenter)
  • “Ethical Issues in Water Law and Regulation,” HalfMoon Education Inc., Illinois Water Laws and Regulations Seminar (Naperville IL, 2019).

For a complete list of Legal Lectures & Presentations, click here.

 

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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