Jennifer A. Simon



Office Address:
1200 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309

1914 4th Avenue North
The Forbes Building
Suite 400
Birmingham, Alabama 35203


Columbia University
(J.D., 2005)

Williams College
(B.A., 2002)







Past Chair, Environmental Law Section of the Georgia Bar (2017)

Jennifer engages in a wide variety of environmental, energy, toxic tort and product liability matters. In litigation, she represents clients in EPA and state agency cost recovery actions; private suits involving CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act (CWA) and various state counterpart statutes and common laws; state and federal regulatory enforcement actions; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) challenges; insurance coverage disputes; toxic tort and product liability actions, including multidistrict litigation involving PFAS; and underground gas storage disputes. Jennifer has represented clients participating in government rulemaking processes and rule challenges, including those involving state water quality standards, federal MACT rules, CWA regulations including WOTUS, Endangered Species Act (ESA) rules and determinations, and National Priority List (NPL) listings. She also has a wide-ranging appellate and constitutional litigation practice, including filing numerous amici briefs on behalf of companies, coalitions, and public interest groups.

Jennifer has assisted companies across the nation in their environmental investigation and remediation efforts, both those conducted voluntarily through state cleanup programs and those mandated by judicial or administrative order, including the diverse permitting, contracting and regulatory aspects of managing large Superfund sites. She has particular expertise managing the cleanup of properties contaminated by former manufactured gas plants.

She has represented Fortune 50 companies, large national banks, and numerous smaller entities in transfers of contaminated properties as part of deals ranging from small brownfields sites to multi-billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions involving dozens of variously impacted properties, including railroads, dry cleaners, food processing plants, various agricultural operations, waste facilities, and gas stations.

She has served as environmental counsel on several large development projects involving complex environmental issues arising under the CWA, ESA, and Clean Air Act (CAA).

Finally, she regularly assists clients in navigating the myriad environmental laws and regulations encountered in routine operations, including permitting and compliance with the CWA, ESA, CERCLA, RCRA, CAA (including Title V), NEPA, Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), state property transfer acts, and environmental health and safety regulations. She has further advised several companies with respect to penalty mitigation and elimination through voluntary disclosure.