Robin R. Lunn co-chairs the firm’s environmental practice and represents clients in complex
environmental litigation, enforcement and citizen suit defense, private party contribution litigation,
environmental insurance coverage, toxic tort litigation, regulatory challenges, and alternative
His environmental regulatory experience includes CERCLA matters for manufacturers, waste
disposal companies, battery makers, and wood-treating companies; RCRA matters for various
manufacturers and waste treatment facilities; and alleged air, water, and noise infractions.
Robin has also litigated numerous insurance coverage cases on behalf of insureds. In addition, he
has provided environmental counsel in corporate transactions.
He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Environmental Counselor and of the American Bar
Association’s sections of Litigation; Environment, Energy and Resources; and Torts and Insurance
Practice. He has also been named for inclusion within The Best Lawyers in America since 2012.
Robin is a frequent speaker on environmental topics before the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association,
the National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives and the National Association of
Railroad Trial Counsel.
While at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, he was a member of the editorial board for the
University of Pittsburgh Law Review.
Court Admissions — U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
A member of other U.S. District Courts.
Hobart Corporation et al. v. General Electric Company, No. 1:06-CV-07084, N.D. Ill. — Successfully represented the plaintiff in a CERCLA cost recovery case brought against the prior owner of an industrial facility in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Enssle, et al. v. Illinois Tool Works Inc., et al., No. 03-MK-1291 (CBS), U.S. District Court, District of Colorado — Represented defendant Illinois Tool Works Inc. as a lessee of an industrial facility where the lessor was alleging breach of lease, cost recovery claims and seeking RCRA injunctive relief all in relation to alleged contamination of the property. The matter was settled for a nominal amount after we successfully excluded the plaintiff’s experts in a series of Daubert hearings.
Enterprise Center Vll, L.P., et al. v. USX Corporation, et al., No. 96 C 5283 N.D. Ill. — Represented one of two corporate defendants, Illinois Tool Works Inc., in a case brought by the landlord of a large industrial park which involved a breach of lease claim, CERCLA cost recovery claims and RCRA citizen suit claim. Defense verdict after trial.
Waste Management of Illinois v. Tri-County Landfill Company, et al., No. 97 C 5226, N.D. Ill. — Represented plaintiff in CERCLA cost recovery contribution litigation in regards to an NPL landfill site. That case involved dozens of parties and ended with settlements with generator parties and with other owner operators.
Morton International v. A.E. Staley, et al., No. 96-3609 (NHP), U.S. District Court, ND New Jersey. — Represented defendant Rayovac in a private cost recovery action in regard to the Woodridge Chemical Superfund site in Newark, New Jersey. The case was ultimately settled.