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Daniel Martin

Principal Assistant Attorney General
Supervising Attorney, ODNR Unit
Environmental Enforcement Section
Direct: 614-265-6887
Fax: 614-268-8871
Dan joined the office in 2001, representing Ohio EPA in surface water, drinking water, and wetlands matters.  In 2005, Dan became the supervising attorney of the Hazardous Waste Unit, representing Ohio EPA in enforcement and administrative cases involving RCRA.  In this capacity he assisted in bringing about the clean-up and remediation of several contaminated industrial properties that were community eyesores. Currently, Dan is the supervising attorney of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Unit.  He represents the various Divisions of ODNR in enforcement, administrative, and defense litigation.  Some of the matters Dan has worked on include enforcing and Defending Ohio’s Oil & Gas laws and rules, mining and reclamation issues, parks and wildlife matters, and enforcing Ohio’s Dam safety laws.  Dan and the ODNR Unit defend claims brought against agency law enforcement officers under USC §1983, and also provide counsel to ODNR for transactional and contract matters.
Dan has also worked in private practice as an associate at the Lagos & Lagos law firm in Springfield, Ohio, and also operated a solo-practice law office in Springfield.  Dan’s private practice consisted of general practice with a focus on real estate development and litigation, zoning-land use issues, and commercial litigation.
Dan served as a Springfield, Ohio City Commissioner from 1998-2018, including three terms as Vice-Mayor.  He served as a municipal appointee to the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and as Chairperson of the Springfield-Green Township Joint Economic Development District encompassing the Springfield Beckley Airport and Air Park Ohio industrial park.
  • State of Ohio 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District  of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District  of Ohio
  • Wittenberg University, B.A., (1990) Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Dayton, J.D., (1995)