Overview

Božana is an associate in the Environmental practice group. She provides environmental, health and safety counseling on business, regulatory and legislative matters; defends clients’ interests in environmental enforcement actions; and advises on compliance with environmental regulations including CERCLA and RCRA.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Božana was an environmental law associate at firms in Washington, D.C. and Cleveland. In law school, Božana served as judicial extern for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is fluent in German and Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian.

Publications
  • “Case Update on CERCLA Cost Recovery and Contribution Actions,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal, October 2013
  • “Legal Update: Proposed Changes to Federal and State Wetland Regulations,” Properties Magazine, October 2011
  • “Wetlands Update,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal, October 2011
  • “Proposed Bill Changes Regulation of Chemicals Under TSCA,” EHS Journal, October 2010
Presentations
  • “Update on Current Issues Relating to Cost Recovery Litigation,” Environmental Law Symposium, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, December 2013
  • “Testimony Tactics,” Representing Your Client in Federal Court, National Business Institute, October 2013
  • “Ohio Wetlands Regulation Developments,” Environmental Law Symposium, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, November 2011
  • “Ethics: Considerations for Environmental Practitioners,” Ohio Wetlands Conference: Statewide & Regional Implications of Ever-Changing Regulations, June 2011
  • “Environmental Liability in Landlord-Tenant Relationships,” 7th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Conference, June 2011
Distinctions
  • Rising Star Award, Commercial Real Estate Women, 2011
  • Managing Editor of the Year Award, Cleveland State Law Review
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee; Planning Committee co-chair for the 34th Annual Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Seminar (March 2019)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Environmental Law Section secretary, treasurer, chair (2013-2014)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women; communications director (2012-2014)
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District Ohio Chapter; Younger Lawyers Committee chair (2012), co-chair (2013)