As of counsel at Nijman•Franzetti LLP, Vince Angermeier concentrates his work on CERCLA, EPCRA, RCRA and Clean Water Act matters, enhanced by his environmental engineering experience. Vince’s has assisted on civil litigation, administrative rulemakings, regulatory and compliance matters involving water, solid waste and EPCRA reporting issues.
He has experience coordinating PRP groups for Superfund Sites, preparing comments on administrative rule making proceedings, pursuing variance relief for clients before both the Illinois Pollution Control Board and the City of Chicago. He also has defended a client against a third-party appeal of a NPDES permit and against alleged violations of the City of Chicago environmental ordinance provisions. He has counseled clients on compliance with local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations, as well as assisting in the defense of federal environmental enforcement matters under both EPCRA and the Clean Air Act.
Prior to joining Nijman•Franzetti, Mr. Angermeier was a clerk for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where he gained extensive experience in federal civil procedure and administrative law. During law school, Mr. Angermeier completed externships with the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he assisted litigators in the Land Acquisition Section, and the Office of the U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois, where he drafted memoranda of law and prosecuted federal petty offenses. Mr. Angermeier also externed for Chief Justice Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Prior to law school, Mr. Angermeier was an environmental consultant with Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson of Sparks, Maryland. As a consultant, Mr. Angermeier prepared construction documents, researched environmental remediation technology, designed environmental compliance solutions and counseled clients.
Mr. Angermeier graduated cum laude from the Northwestern University School of Law in 2011, where he was Executive Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, a Research Scholar and captained the 2010 Jessup Moot Court Team. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering (Environmental Emphasis) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. He is admitted in Illinois and Wisconsin.