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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Government Relations Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Patent Litigation - Environmental Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent Litigation - Environmental Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
W. Richard "Rick" Braun  III was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

W. Richard "Rick" Braun III

Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
Brad R. Cahoon was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Brad R. Cahoon

Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania Cherry Hill, New Jersey New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
Anne A. Chesnut was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Anne A. Chesnut

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Insurance Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Naperville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
Thomas W. "Tom" Cranmer  was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Thomas W. "Tom" Cranmer

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Municipal Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
Joseph Z. "Joe" Fleming  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Joseph Z. "Joe" Fleming

Joseph Z. Fleming, PA
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Sports Law Land Use and Zoning Law Water Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
David A. "Dave" Franchina  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David A. "Dave" Franchina

McGuireWoods LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Construction Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law 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.