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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Syracuse, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Real Estate Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Government Contracts Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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:
    Syracuse, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Construction Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Timber Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Admiralty and Maritime Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oakland, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Peoria, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Peter W. Culley

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Mining Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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:
    Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Timber Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Springfield, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Arbitration Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental 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:
    Sports Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Water Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Litigation - Environmental Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Bet-the-Company Litigation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Environmental Law Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
Samuel I. Gutter was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Samuel I. Gutter

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law

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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.