Chris Nidel, MS, JD is a partner at the firm Nidel Law, PLLC in Washington, D.C. His primary area of practice is environmental and toxic tort law.
Mr. Nidel has been practicing environmental law for the past 13-years and has led numerous investigations into the interaction between chemicals in communities and the relationship to cancer and other diseases. His work involves research into the complex interactions between air, soil and water exposures, often during critical windows of human development, to multiple chemical agents and the determination as to whether there is any relationship to community disease burden. His practice requires an in-depth understanding of chemical fate and transport, multifaceted exposure pathways, interactive chemical toxicology and human epidemiology. His passion for human health as well as his scientific background have made him a recognized leader in his field of practice.
Prior to going to law school, Mr. Nidel received a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from MIT and worked for a number of years doing chemical drug process development for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, helping to improve drug synthesis for drugs that treat Parkinson’s, high cholesterol, and HIV.