Brian Ball

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Brian Ball

Senior Assistant Attorney General
Environmental Enforcement Section

Contact
Office: 614-265-6870
Direct: 614-265-6804
Fax: 614-268-8871
Brian.Ball@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
 
Brian joined the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in June 2006.  A member of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Unit since January 2013, Brian represents the Agency in mining and hydrocarbon-related matters. 
 
Formerly, Brian represented the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in civil hazardous waste and surface water quality cases.  In addition, he handled civil and criminal cases related to air quality compliance, cost recovery, open burning, solid waste, and underground storage tanks. 
 
Prior to serving at the Office of the Attorney General, Brian was an assistant prosecuting attorney with the Wayne County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office in Wooster, Ohio.  There, Brian performed as counsel to elected officials, defended county agencies in civil matters, and appeared before administrative agencies in cases dealing with enforcement, permitting, and real property annexation issues.  Brian also drafted county-wide storm water/sanitary sewer regulations, represented the county with landfill licensing matters, and prosecuted misdemeanor criminal cases in municipal court, including those involving violations of Board of Health code/township ordinances. 
 
Prior to law school, Brian was a professional, licensed geologist providing environmental and geotechnical site investigations and consulting services for over 13 years in the southeastern United States. 
 
BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State of Ohio (2004)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
EDUCATION
  • Ohio Northern University College of Law, J.D., Order of Barristers, 2004
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., Geological Sciences, 1987