Susan E. Brice
Susan E. Brice

Ms. Brice aggressively defends clients in environmental disputes and transactions in a cost-efficient manner. She also works with her client to understand how to comply with the patchwork of environmental regulations they face.   

Susan Brice is known for her attention to detail and translating the science – whether in a brief or to a court/jury – into concepts a layman can understand.  She has practiced for almost 30 years and formerly headed up departments or practice concentrations in two large law firms.

Ms. Brice not only focuses on environmental law, but also handles toxic tort and product liability litigation across the United States involving an array of chemicals, including, among others, PFAS, asbestos, ethylene oxide, chlorinated solvents, petroleum derivatives, volatile organic compounds, metals, radiological materials, BTEX, landfill gas, ethanol, and naphthalene.

She represents clients in many industries, in particular manufacturing, chemicals, transportation, food/ beverage, real estate, construction and banking.  She has taken a number of cases to trial and defeated the USEPA in a CERCLA case in the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit.

Ms. Brice also specializes in working with experts on various scientific issues, including fate and transport, toxicology, modeling, epidemiology, and genomics.

Honors and Recognition

  • Chambers & Partners
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Lawdragon 500 Leaders in Environmental Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer

Professional and Community Service

  • Co-Chair Northwestern University Leadership Circle
  • Women’s Board of Northwestern University
  • Formerly Board Member of Federal Bar Association, Founder’s Board of Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Friends of the Forest Preserves
Susan E. Brice

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1995

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, with distinction, 1992

Bar & Court Admissions

Illinois Bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

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