Elizabeth Turgeon Schindzielorz

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Charleston, WV
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2013-present
  • Summer Associate, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, 2012

Ms. Schindzielorz's practice is focused primarily in environmental law.  With experience handling solid and hazardous waste, water, and air issues, Ms. Schindzielorz assists corporate clients in regulatory and permitting matters and litigation involving the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

Ms. Schindzielorz also monitors developments in the law for various trade associations. As a member of the West Virginia Manufacturing Association’s Environmental Safety & Health Committee, she provides the group with updates pertaining to hazardous waste issues. In 2015, Ms. Schindzielorz delivered a joint presentation to the West Virginia Recyclers’ Association on home rule implementation and implications for recyclers. Additionally, she has authored or co-authored several articles on environmental law issues, including publications in the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology and the West Virginia Law Review. In 2016, Ms. Schindzielorz moderated a panel on renewable energy at the Kentucky Law Conference of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. 

Ms. Schindzielorz’s practice also includes defending corporate clients in civil litigation in both federal and state courts; representing public utilities in proceedings before the West Virginia Public Service Commission; and providing government relations services. She has assisted in drafting legislation at the state level (including the 2016 West Virginia “Brunch Bill”) as well as comments to proposed federal and state regulations on behalf of clients. Finally, Ms. Schindzielorz has experience with forming nonprofit corporations and handling treasurer responsibilities for political action committees.

Ms. Schindzielorz is a “double-Tarheel,” having received both her undergraduate and juris doctor degrees from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC). She holds a B.A. with Honors and Distinction in English, and minors in Environmental Studies and Music. 

  • Experience with extensive legal research and drafting of motions, memoranda in support, and internal memorandas
  • Research of shale development in the United States
  • North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, staff writer (2012) and incoming publication editor (2013)
  • Member, Environment Committee, West Virginia Chamber
  • Contributor, 2017 ALFA Transportation Law National Compendium
  • Contributing Co-Editor, 2016 ALFA Hospitality & Retail Law National Compendium
  • Moderator, Renewables – Coming to the Grid Near You!, The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation's Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, Home Rule Implementation: Implications for Recyclers, West Virginia Recyclers Association, Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Co-author, Unringing the Bell: Time for EPA to Reconsider its Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding, West Virginia Law Review Vol. 116, No. 3, 2014
  • Author, "Goin' to Carolina in My Mind:" Prospects and Perils for Natural Gas Drilling in North Carolina, Recent Development, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, 2011
  • Author, Taking on Smart Growth By Force: The North Carolina Sustainable Communities Task Force, The Public Servant, North Carolina Bar Association, Government and Public Sector Section, 2011
  • Leadership Kanawha Valley, 2013-2014