Working closely with the lawyers in our Environmental practice, our trial lawyers regularly defend clients in federal and state court from claims based on environmental harms and noncompliance. We represent businesses, individual landowners, developers and municipal agencies in proceedings involving claims by the federal and state governments, other landowners and other potentially responsible parties.
Complex environmental litigation is sometimes required to manage and resolve "Superfund" and other waste liability matters and to adjudicate regulatory compliance issues. Our attorneys have litigated all types of environmental controversies, including government enforcement actions, federal and state citizen suits, toxic torts, private cost recovery actions, environmental insurance claims and challenges to environmental permits and approvals.
Our experience covering the entire range of environmental claims allows us to make sense of the alphabet soup of federal statutory claims under RCRA, CERCLA, CWA, etc. in which potential liability can exceed $100 million. Because of the enormous risks involved, we believe that early and effective compliance counseling can avoid costly litigation. When litigation is unavoidable, however, we have the experience to try these cases to a successful conclusion.