Lydia Barbash-Riley

Lydia is an associate attorney with the firm and specializes in environmental, energy, and Indian law. She began her career with the Michigan office of a large national law firm representing clients in environmental litigation, enforcement, and transactional matters. Lydia also gained experience working to protect natural and cultural resources in the public and non-profit sectors as a legal intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Conservation Law Center.

Lydia received her J.D. cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Lydia also earned a Master of Public Affairs in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a B.A. in political science with honors in the liberal arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to law school, Lydia was a Community Environmental Development Promoter in the Dominican Republic with the U.S. Peace Corps.

Lydia currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. Outside of the office, she enjoys hiking and SCUBA diving in the Great Lakes.

Mailing Address

(For both locations)
Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Traverse City

Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Ph:   (231) 946-0044
Fax:   (231) 946-4807

Frankfort

Olson, Bzdok & Howard
427 Main St., 2nd Floor
Frankfort, MI 49635

Ph:   (231) 352-4412
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