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

Peter W. Culley

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
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 - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mining Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Municipal Bet-the-Company Litigation Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Timber Law Environmental 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:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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:
    Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Regulatory Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Utilities Law Litigation - Environmental Administrative / Regulatory Law
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 - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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 Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Water Law Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Employment Law - Management Water Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Sports Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
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:
    Water Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Education Law Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - 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 Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Bet-the-Company Litigation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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:
    Water Law Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Mining Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Arbitration
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 Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • 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.