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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:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trademark Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
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:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Natural Resources Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Construction Natural Resources Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Water Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Mining Law Commercial Litigation Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania Cherry Hill, New Jersey New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation
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:
    Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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Anne A. Chesnut was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Anne A. Chesnut

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oakland, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
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Nadira Clarke was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nadira Clarke

Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Admiralty and Maritime Law 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:
    Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law 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 - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Municipal Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Timber Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • 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:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy 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 - Environmental Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Employment Law - Management Sports Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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David A. Franchina was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

David A. Franchina

McGuireWoods LLP
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Education Law Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice
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 - Environmental Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental Construction Law
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:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law 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:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Energy 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:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

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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.