John H. Klock - Gibbons  P.C.

John H. Klock

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 973-596-4757

John Klock is a certified trial lawyer who has tried many environmental and construction cases. He has tried or arbitrated over 58 matters to conclusion including 18 jury trials. He does contract drafting for remediation contracts as well as other complicated construction projects. He has handled matters for clients in a number of states, including Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Maryland, Oklahoma, Lousiana, Michigan, Texas and New York. He has represented clients before the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Environmental Protection Agency in many types of administrative actions. For a number of years, Mr. Klock has been designated as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the Construction Surety area; by Best Lawyers in America as an environmental attorney and by Chambers USA as an environmental attorney. His work in the environmental transactional area includes wetlands, TSCA, RCRA, CWA, CERCLA, CAA, FIFRA and OSHA issues. He has counseled clients through site remediation in a number of states as well as CERCLA remediation projects.

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey NewarkJ.D. 1976New York UniversityMA 1970St. Bonaventure UniversityBA 1965
Scotch Plains Historical CommissionBoy Scouts of America

Case History

EPA v. Lower Passaic River Study Area — Involved in the largest sediment remediation actions in the US. At present working with other parties on remedial investigation and feasibility study.  Estimates of remediation based on competing remedies are between 750 million dollars and 3 billion dollars.  Very few remediation efforts have been initiated on estuary sediments.
Riverkeeper v. Honeywell — Remediation drafted all contracts regarding water treatment plant, water treatment manager, slurry wall contract, excavation contract, project manager contract, transportation and disposal contract, HSE Contract.  Purusant to these agreements 2,000,000 cubic yards of contaminated material was removed to Idaho.  No law suits were filed regarding contract interpretation.  All disputes resolved based on written documents.

Office Location

One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5310
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Newark Metro Area
John H. Klock has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Administrative/Regulatory, Enforcement Defense, Environmental Crimes, Litigation, Solid Waste, Superfunds/Environmental Remediation, Water Rights)
Litigation - Environmental

Other Information

Gender: Male