Miranda Leppla is the director of the Environmental Law Clinic within the Milton and Charlotte Kramer Law Clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, which will handle various environmental and energy matters. Miranda joined the faculty in 2022 to start the new clinic after over five years serving as the vice president of energy policy and lead energy counsel at the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC), where she led the energy team’s campaigns and initiatives to promote and advance clean energy and energy efficiency, mitigate climate change, and secure stronger public health safeguards for Ohioans. Miranda was lead counsel in all energy litigation matters, and represented the OEC, as well as other non-profits, at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Ohio Power Siting Board, and courts throughout the State of Ohio.
Prior to that, Miranda was in private practice for several years where she focused on litigation, natural gas utility issues, toxic torts, False Claims Act litigation, and utility-scale wind farm permitting. Miranda holds a BA in Law, Letters, & Society from The University of Chicago (2006), and a JD from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law (2010), where she was the editor-in-chief of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. Miranda is admitted to practice in Ohio, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.