Darren J. Hunter Esq.

Ronney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP
Hunter, Darren J.

Darren Hunter is a Partner and member of the energy, environmental, health and safety, and litigation practice groups at Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP (R3). Mr. Hunter's practice focuses on counseling and defending natural gas transmission, distribution and storage companies in a wide variety of matters, including pipeline safety, pipeline security, regulatory compliance, governmental investigations, major incident investigations, operating agreements, and property, storage and mineral rights issues. Mr. Hunter also represents the natural gas industry and other energy and manufacturing companies in all facets of environmental, health and safety law, with a strong emphasis on OSHA compliance and defense. Mr. Hunter also has a general trial and appellate litigation practice.

He served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Moran, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.


Mr. Hunter is the author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 9-5th, Practice under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.  This portfolio volume analyzes the procedures by which Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards are set, variances are obtained, and enforcement takes place. Emphasis in this portfolio is placed upon methods available for avoiding violations, protecting management's interests during OSHA inspections, responding to citations, and litigating before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. In addition, there are discussions of employee rights and private rights of action under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.