Kristen Ellis Johnson

Associate Attorney

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Mrs. Ellis Johnson is an attorney experienced in helping clients manage risks and develop strategies to anticipate environmental issues.

She is building her practice advising banking and development clients on environmental due diligence to redevelop historically contaminated properties or Brownfields. This includes evaluating existing property conditions, analyzing environmental risks, and working with clients to develop strategies to manage potential future costs associated with a particular property.

Mrs. Ellis Johnson brings considerable experience from her work, prior to joining McRoberts & Hartis, as an environmental associate at Lathrop & Gage LLP. She has represented nationwide and local clients in administrative enforcement-based negotiations with both state and federal agencies. Along with their state law equivalents, she has advised clients on regulatory and permit compliance under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), Oil Pollution Act (OPA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA/”Superfund”).

Mrs. Ellis Johnson gives back to her community through volunteer service to Citizens of the World Kansas City, a charter school in the heart of Midtown KC, that she and her husband were instrumental in starting. She was the Secretary of the founding School Board and has continued involvement as a parent volunteer.  In her spare time, she can be found practicing yoga and singing soprano in the Trinity Choir.