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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Appellate Practice Energy Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Natural Resources Law Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Water Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Appellate Practice Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oakland, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Environmental Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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Peter W. Culley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter W. Culley

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mining Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Timber Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Springfield, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy Regulatory Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Water Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Sports Law Land Use and Zoning Law Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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David A. Franchina was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David A. Franchina

McGuireWoods LLP
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Water Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Education Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Environmental Law Construction Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
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Samuel I. Gutter was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Samuel I. Gutter

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - Environmental Definition

Environmental litigation and trial work encompass cases in federal court, state court, and before various administrative hearing boards. In federal court, cases frequently involve claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA” or “Superfund”) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”). Claims under those statutes are typically brought by the United States seeking to compel environmental investigation and clean up and/or to recover penalties and actual costs incurred by the government in conducting such investigations and remediation. Additionally, environmental trial lawyers frequently represent parties who have incurred significant costs to address contamination at a particular location and are seeking contribution from other parties (known as potentially responsible parties) who contributed to the contamination and resultant remediation costs. There are a number of other federal environmental statutes, such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act under which environmental advocacy groups can assert citizen suit claims seeking damages and injunctive relief for alleged violations of those statutes where the federal or state government has allegedly failed to enforce the statutes.

Most states conduct aggressive enforcement of their own environmental protection statutes, including mini-Superfund statutes, chemical handling and registration laws, and laws designed to regulate oil and gas operations and mining activities. These statutes allow state environmental agencies to assert similar enforcement and cost recovery claims against companies and other parties allegedly responsible for the release of hazardous substances into the soil, water, groundwater, or air. Additionally, most states have adopted statutes regulating the storage of petroleum products in underground storage tanks under which claims can be asserted by the government or affected parties as a result of releases from those tanks. 

Another common type of environmental litigation involves claims for injury to natural resources (e.g., wetlands, lakes, rivers, and estuaries), brought by the trustees for the natural resources under CERCLA, other federal statutes or comparable state statutes. Trustees typically seek damages for injury to those natural resources allegedly caused by the release of hazardous substances. Those damage claims relate primarily to damages for loss of use of the resource while it is impaired or diminished because of contamination. 

At the administrative level, environmental litigators frequently represent companies in enforcement actions relating to alleged violations of operating or discharge permits issued by state environmental agencies (including defense of civil penalty actions), the limits or conditions imposed in such permits, or the disposal, management, and storage of wastes generated through industrial and commercial processes. Those claims are typically heard by Administrative Judges appointed by the state. 

Another major area of environmental litigation involves private party and class action toxic tort cases in which plaintiffs seek recovery for personal injury, property damage, and medical monitoring based on alleged exposure to hazardous substances in the air, soil, or groundwater. More recently, we have seen an increase in environmental litigation brought by citizens or environmental advocacy groups seeking to block or challenge the issuance of permits or authorizations to construct new power plants or related industrial facilities.

Environmental litigation and trial work encompass cases in federal court, state court, and before various administrative hearing boards. In federal court, cases frequently involve claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA” or “Superfund”) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”). Claims under those statutes are typically brought by the United States seeking to compel environmental investigation and clean up and/or to recover penalties and actual costs incurred by the government in conducting such investigations and remediation. Additionally, environmental trial lawyers frequently represent parties who have incurred significant costs to address contamination at a particular location and are seeking contribution from other parties (known as potentially responsible parties) who contributed to the contamination and resultant remediation costs. There are a number of other federal environmental statutes, such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act under which environmental advocacy groups can assert citizen suit claims seeking damages and injunctive relief for alleged violations of those statutes where the federal or state government has allegedly failed to enforce the statutes.

Most states conduct aggressive enforcement of their own environmental protection statutes, including mini-Superfund statutes, chemical handling and registration laws, and laws designed to regulate oil and gas operations and mining activities. These statutes allow state environmental agencies to assert similar enforcement and cost recovery claims against companies and other parties allegedly responsible for the release of hazardous substances into the soil, water, groundwater, or air. Additionally, most states have adopted statutes regulating the storage of petroleum products in underground storage tanks under which claims can be asserted by the government or affected parties as a result of releases from those tanks. 

Another common type of environmental litigation involves claims for injury to natural resources (e.g., wetlands, lakes, rivers, and estuaries), brought by the trustees for the natural resources under CERCLA, other federal statutes or comparable state statutes. Trustees typically seek damages for injury to those natural resources allegedly caused by the release of hazardous substances. Those damage claims relate primarily to damages for loss of use of the resource while it is impaired or diminished because of contamination. 

At the administrative level, environmental litigators frequently represent companies in enforcement actions relating to alleged violations of operating or discharge permits issued by state environmental agencies (including defense of civil penalty actions), the limits or conditions imposed in such permits, or the disposal, management, and storage of wastes generated through industrial and commercial processes. Those claims are typically heard by Administrative Judges appointed by the state. 

Another major area of environmental litigation involves private party and class action toxic tort cases in which plaintiffs seek recovery for personal injury, property damage, and medical monitoring based on alleged exposure to hazardous substances in the air, soil, or groundwater. More recently, we have seen an increase in environmental litigation brought by citizens or environmental advocacy groups seeking to block or challenge the issuance of permits or authorizations to construct new power plants or related industrial facilities.