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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:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • 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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - 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:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Environmental Law 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:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Environmental Law Natural Resources 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 Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - 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 Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate 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:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental 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 - Environmental Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial 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 Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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 Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Arbitration Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental 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:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Environmental Corporate Governance Law 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 Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Antitrust Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mining Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation 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:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental 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 Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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 Timber Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Springfield, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law 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:
    Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental 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:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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:
    Energy Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Environmental Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management 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:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Construction Law 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:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Education Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction 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:
    Employment Law - Management Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation 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:
    Litigation - Environmental Mining Law
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:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Water Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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
Lawyer
  • 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 Oil and Gas Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation
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.