Randal A. Strobo


Randy Strobo is an attorney and an environmental professional. His primary areas of practice include environmental, civil, administrative, and appellate litigation across a range of issues including environmental damage, land use, planning and zoning, property, eminent domain, personal injury, permitting and regulation, industrial pollution, air and water quality, conservation planning, agricultural and historic preservation, and energy.

In addition, Randy Strobo provides legislative and policy guidance, urban land use planning, and conservation planning with a focus on management, sustainability, ecosystem services, and green infrastructure to various state, national, and international clients. In this capacity, Randy has advised Karst Education and Environmental Protection (KEEP), the Kentucky Conservation CommitteeYale UniversityDiageo Inc., the Environmental Investigation Agency, and the Watershed Watch of Kentucky. Randy worked as a Coca Cola World Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Management at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, and he also has international experience advising clients during international climate change treaty negotiations.

Randy Strobo joined the faculty of Bellarmine University’s School of Environmental Studies in 2012 teaching classes on environmental law and policy and environmental innovation. He also currently serves as Vice President of the ACLU of Kentucky’s Board of Directors and as Legal Chair for the Sierra Club’s Kentucky Chapter.

Prior to opening Strobo Barkley PLLC, Randy Strobo practiced law at W.H. Graddy & Associates from 2008 to 2014. Randy also worked for the Kentucky Resources Council, a nonprofit based in Kentucky that provides legal, technical and policy assistance to community groups, conservation organizations, local governments, and low-income individuals on environmental issues. In 2011 Randy received a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies after receiving his law degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2008. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in biology in 2002.


Selected Publications

  • “WOTUS Matters: What is it? Why Should Kentuckians Care?” with H. Graddy. The Cumberland (Sept. 2014)
  • “If It’s Broke, Fix It: When Our Laws and Regulations Fail to Protect Us” The Advocate(Sep./Oct. 2014)
  • “Lexington Supplement to the Kentucky Green Infrastructure Action Plan,” with H. Graddy. Watershed Watch in Kentucky (March 2014)
  • “The Bluegrass Pipeline, the Environment, and Eminent Domain: The Dominion of Corporations over Kentucky Landowners” The Advocate(Nov./Dec. 2013)
  • “Clean water: ignored or taken for granted; 40 years after law, vigilance still needed,” with H. Graddy. Lexington Herald-Leader (October 21, 2012)
  • “The Kentucky Green Infrastructure Action Plan: For Stormwater and Wet Weather Sewage Management,” with H. Graddy and A. Stoeckinger. Watershed Watch in Kentucky (September 2012)
  • “The Shape of Appalachia to Come.” Duke Forum for L. & Soc. Change (August 2012)
  • “The Role of Ecosystem Services and Campus Climate at Yale,” with S. Carlisle and M. Sarmiento. Yale Office of Sustainability (Summer 2011)
  • “Optimizing Private Land Conservation and Public Land Use Planning/Regulation,” with B. Gentry and D. Oppenheimer.  2010 Berkley Workshop Summary and Background Materials.  Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2011)
  • “International Demand Side Drivers: Ensuring That All Countries Evaluate And Address Drivers of Deforestation and Degradation For REDD+ Success,” Policy Briefing, with L. Handy and A. Johnson. Environmental Investigation Agency (December 2010)
  • “CAFOs and the Gulf Dead Zone: Holding State Governments Accountable for Nutrient Pollution.”  Center for Coastal Watershed Systems News. Yale University Center for Coastal Watershed Systems (April 2010)
  • “From Louisville to Louisiana,” Louisville Bar Briefs (February 2007)



  • “Fracking in Kentucky – Regulatory Exemptions.” Greater Louisville Medical Society (October 28, 2014)
  • “From the Ground Up: Green Infrastructure in Kentucky.” Yale University (October 13, 2014)
  • “Eminent Domain and the Bluegrass Pipeline.” Kentucky Conservation Committee Annual Conference (February 8, 2014)
  • “The Ethics of Environmental Law.” Half Moon CLE Seminar (January 17, 2014)
  • “Hydraulic Fracturing: Potential Water Supply and Quality Issues.” Half Moon CLE Seminar (January 17, 2014)
  • “CAFOs in Kentucky: Law, Policy, and Impacts.” Louisville League of Women Voters (October 21, 2013)
  • “Environmental Law Careers” Panel Speaker, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (April 2, 2013) 
  • “Stephen Bright, Legal Scholar and Advocate.” ACLU of Kentucky Bill of Rights Event (October 20, 2013)
  • “A Green Infrastructure Plan for Kentucky.” Advancing Green Infrastructure in Louisville Conference. Louisville, Kentucky (September 12, 2012)
  • “Clean Water Act: 40 Years Later.” Sierra Club Greater Louisville Group. Louisville, KY (August 24, 2012)
  • “Clean Water Act and the Ohio River.” Mayor’s Hike, Bike, and Paddle. Louisville, KY (May 27, 2012)
  • “Environmental Law in Kentucky.” Panel Speaker, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (February 29, 2012) 
  • “The Shape of Appalachia to Come: Coal and a Transitioning Economy.”  Duke University Symposium: A Just Transition to a Green Economy. Durham, NC (January 27, 2012)
  • “An Ecosystem Services Plan for Yale’s Central Campus.”  Yale University.  New Haven, CT(May 2, 2011)
  • “Environmental Law:  Kentucky and Beyond.” University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law. Louisville, KY (February 17, 2011)
  • “Youth and Advocacy: Getting Younger Advocates Involved in Clean Water Issues.”  Mississippi River Ecoregion and the Dead Zone Clean Water Summit.  New Orleans, LA(October 3, 2009)