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Cheri A. Budzynski

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


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Cheri A. Budzynski is a partner in the Toledo, Ohio office.  Since joining Shumaker, she has assisted Industrial, Manufacturing, and Agribusiness clients with compliance with environmental regulations and permitting.  She handles sophisticated permit issues including permits under the Title V and New Source Review Provisions of the Clean Air Act, the NPDES program under the Clean Water Act, and construction and operation permits. 

Cheri works with clients on day-to-day environmental compliance and other administrative issues at their facilities.  She also advises clients on regulations on both the State and Federal level and seeks changes to regulations which impact their business by providing input to the regulatory agencies and, if necessary, appealing the regulations.  She frequently works with Ohio EPA, U.S. EPA, and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission on environmental regulations. 

She has also worked on environmental litigation at both the State and Federal level.   Cheri is admitted to practice in Ohio, Florida, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States District Court of Ohio, Northern District; and the United States District Court of Ohio, Southern District.  

Cheri received her law degree from the University of Toledo in 2007, where she also served as Executive Editor of the Law Review and Vice President of the Women Law Students’ Association. 

Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Cheri received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with emphasis in Behavioral Neuroscience.  She worked as a professor at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio where she also served as the Chair for the Department of Psychology. 


  • Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014 - 2017

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Toledo Women's Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • President, Toledo Women's Bar Association
  • Past Social Media Vice Chair, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Air Quality Committee

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Alternate biographies




  • J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Toledo, Order of the Coif, 2007
  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 2001
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1998
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Lourdes College, 1995

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2007
  • Florida, 2008
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit



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