Susanne Peticolas

Susanne Peticolas

Gibbons P.C.

Recognized since 2010

Newark, New Jersey

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

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Noted as well-versed in environmental law and commended for her negotiation skills in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Ms. Peticolas primarily represents clients in Superfund and Spill Act litigation, as well as in companion personal injury and property damage matters. Currently, she represents a number of companies in the massive Lower Passaic River Study, one of the largest contaminated sediment sites in the country.

In addition to litigating, she counsels clients on general regulatory compliance questions, including issues relating to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act. Matters she has handled include:

  • Representation of companies in the multi-party regulatory investigation of the Passaic River pursuant to an Administrative Order on Consent
  • Counsel to a paint company on a challenge to a National Priorities Listing on grounds of improper aggregation of sites
  • Counsel to Potentially Responsible Parties in federal court CERCLA litigation
  • Counsel to a detinning company in private party CERCLA/RCRA litigation

  • One Gateway Center
    Newark, NJ 07102-5310
  • Barnard College, BA
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, State of New Jersey
  • New York, State of New York
  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Co-Chair

Gibbons P.C.
Headquarters: Newark, New Jersey

50 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

11 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Environment
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Environmental
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Human Rights First Pro Bono Star Award recipient for excellence in legal advocacy, 2014
  • NJBIZ, New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business, 2009
  • Master of the Inn, Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court, 2005-2014
  • Rutgers University, Center for Women and Work, Tenth Anniversary Celebration Honoree, November 12, 2003

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