Taft partner Rob Bilott will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from The Ohio State University's Environmental Science Graduate Program at commencement activities on Dec. 19. He is being honored for his longstanding efforts to bring to light the harm of PFAS compounds, work to get these compounds removed from manufacturing, and have the polluters be responsible through class action lawsuits which shows impressive persistence, courage, and creativity. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from New College of Florida.
Dubbed by The New York Times Magazine as “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare” in an article published on Jan. 6, 2016, Bilott has represented a diverse array of clients, nationwide, who have been harmed by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “Forever Chemicals.” His work is the subject of a recent feature film, “Dark Waters,” and the documentary “The Devil We Know,” and is detailed in his book, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-year Battle Against DuPont.”
Bilott is a member of Taft's Environmental, Litigation, and Product Liability and Personal Injury practices and is a board member of Less Cancer and Green Umbrella.