Overview

Todd G. Relue concentrates his practice in the areas of complex litigation, environmental compliance, and commercial real estate with an emphasis on representing municipal clients in environmental cost recovery actions. He represents and advises businesses and public entities in environmental and insurance recovery matters at all stages of state and federal litigation. He regularly pursues responsible parties under Indiana’s Environmental Legal Action Statute, Underground Storage Tank Act, and Anti-Dumping Statute as well as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”).

Todd routinely guides clients through the Indiana Brownfields, State Cleanup, and Voluntary Remediation Programs to obtain liability protections and regulatory closure for contaminated sites. He assists clients to investigate and remediate sites as efficiently as possible to protect Indiana communities while restoring the site’s economic potential. Throughout this work, he positions projects to maximize cost recovery opportunities from responsible parties and insurers.

Todd’s broad real estate practice involves leasing, lending, construction, and acquisitions of properties from corner stores to multi-million-dollar developments, with a focus on sites that have unique environmental concerns. He routinely advises clients on the management of environmental liability in transactions including the responsibility of insurers or responsible parties for cleanup costs. He also regularly represents government entities and property owners in condemnation actions.

Todd also serves as the Assistant Chancellor for the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.

 

Awards

  • 2023-2024, Selected to the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XLVII
  • 2021-2024, Best Lawyers in America® – Insurance Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate Law
  • 2014-2021, Selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars – Insurance Coverage
  • 2014, Finalist, Indy’s Best and Brightest
  • 2013, Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • 2012, Selected by the Indiana State Bar Association for inaugural Leadership Development Academy
  • 2012, Up and Coming Lawyer, The Indiana Lawyer

Education

  • J.D., 2006, cum laude, Duke University
  • B.A., 2003, summa cum laude, Indiana University Bloomington

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2009
  • State of North Carolina, 2006
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2006
Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Indiana Municipal Lawyer’s Association
  • Member, Episcopal Chancellor’s Network
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, (Member, Environmental Section Executive Committee)
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association (Former Member of Leadership Development Academy, Former Member of Legal Ethics and Improvements in the Judicial System Committees)
  • Member, American Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Member, Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XLVII
  • Assistant Chancellor, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis
  • Member, Heritage Place Resource Development Committee
  • Member, Duke Law Reunion Committee
  • Volunteer, Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Volunteer, Center for Inquiry at IPS School 384
  • Former Senior Warden, Vestry, Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Former President, Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc.
  • Former Legal Advisor to Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights Under Law
  • Former Pro Bono Attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina
Articles & Events

2023  |  Co-Author

Co-Author, Relue, Connor & Townsend:  The future’s so bright (I gotta wear shades), The Indiana Lawyer 

2022  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, Brownfield Redevelopment and Environmental Remediation Funding, Indiana Chamber Environmental Conference

2019  |  Speaking Engagement

Co-Presenter, Sex Abuse & Insurance: Lessons from Litigation, Indiana RIMS Chapter

2018  |  Co-Presenter

Indiana Association of Regional Councils Bridging the Divide:  Strategies to Maximize Cost Recovery Options for Environmental Cleanups

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, Indiana Charter School Legal and Legislative Updates, Charter School Law in Indiana, NBI Seminar

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, Special Disaster Planning and Liability Considerations for Schools and Other Educational Institutions, When Disasters Strike: What Should You Do for Your Client?, ICLEF Seminar

2014  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, “Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law,” Sterling Education Services Seminar

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