nicholas_gahl_profile_photoHPLed by his academic and professional achievement in environmental law, it is natural this is Nick’s primary practice. Central to Nick’s practice is obtaining funding for contaminated properties through site-specific strategies aimed at insurance coverage, pursuit of responsible parties, and Indiana’s Excess Liability Trust Fund. He routinely defends clients against Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) violations, especially related to Underground Storage Tanks.

When the need arises, Nick welcomes litigation. He has conducted multiple trials in state court, before the Office of Environmental Adjudication, and in front of the Natural Resources Commission. Notably, Nick has argued in the State’s highest court – the Indiana Supreme Court, as well as federal court on environmental issues. Every year since 2012, Indiana’s Super Lawyer has selected Nick as a Rising Star for his environmental accomplishments.

Nick’s personal attention and litigation experience make him courtroom-ready for any family law dispute. He has successfully argued and tried various family law matters, and works in tandem with Jessica to provide the full range of services to domestic relations clients.

Prior to his legal career, Nick worked in the Behavioral Science Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Quantico, Virginia. This opportunity arose after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He holds a J.D. Degree (cum laude) from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

In addition to being a competitive athlete, he also enjoys home improvement projects, fire trucks, and pancakes on Saturday morning with his family.


Funding for Contamination

UST Violations

Managing a Cleanup

Due Diligence

Dam Regulations

Quick Bio:

Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington, J.D. in 2008

  • Cum Laude
  • Dean’s Honor List

University of Notre Dame, B.A. in 2004

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Dean’s Honor List All Semesters