Frank Fritz

Frank Fritz

Senior Fellow

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Areas of expertise:

Environmental Law, Climate Change


Frank Fritz serves as a Senior Fellow at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. He focuses on developing legal techniques to fight climate change in Nevada and providing up-to-date resources on climate change law in Nevada.

One of his strengths is reaching compromise among multiple stakeholders in contentious, complex and high profile environmental cases. Before joining the law school, he spent 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as a staff attorney and supervisor, practicing law under multiple statutes, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). He also has significant experience with the federal Freedom of Information Act. He won multiple awards for his work, including a team Silver Medal for Superior Service, the second highest honor awarded by EPA.

Before that, he was a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City. He clerked for Judge Robert E. Cowen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Chief Judge Thomas C. Platt of the Eastern District of New York. 

He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, and his B.A., cum laude, with Honors in Physics, from Williams College. After college, he worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, researching and developing fabrication techniques for very large scale integrated circuits.