Joe Koncelik is an attorney with the law firm of Tucker Ellis LLP which is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The focus of Joe’s practice is in all facets of environmental law as well providing counsel on issues relating to renewable energy and climate change. Prior to entering private practice Joe worked in State government for 12 years and held the most senior positions at Ohio EPA, including Director, Assistant Director and Chief Legal Counsel.  Joe has also fulfilled U.S. Green Builders Council’s requirements to qualify as a LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Climate Change and
  • Renewable Energy

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section
  • Environmental Markets Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental Subcommittee


  • J.D. The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1993
  • B.A. The Ohio State University, Political Science, 1990

Joe also provides consulting services on environmental and climate change issues to the Greater Cleveland Partnership, one of the largest municipal chambers of commerce in the country. Joe has served on a number of state and national environmental committees, including the following:

  • Clean Ohio Council- Ohio’s Brownfield redevelopment program
  • Ohio Power Siting Board
  • Hazardous Waste Facilities Board, Chairman
  • Cuyahoga River Action Plan Coordinating Committee- Chairman
  • Environmental Council of the States (ECOS)- Ohio Representative and Alumni Member
  • Great Lakes Collaboration- Co-Chair, Contaminated Sediment Subcommittee
  • Member, Advisory Committee to the Office of Public Health Practice, The Ohio State University