Our attorneys counsel clients including insurance carriers, large corporations and a variety of small and mid-size businesses in cases of exposure to alleged carcinogens, contamination, spill accidents, climate concerns, fracking, mining, pollution, energy resources and other environmental issues.
They also defend clients against claims that a spill, contamination or some type of release of natural or chemical substance affected people and caused injury or death. This may be exposure in the workplace, and become a workers’ compensation case, or could be exposure in a residence, healthcare or educational institution built near storage tanks.
Our attorneys are well versed in the law and constantly changing regulations as well as new environmental and natural resources issues cropping up both nationally and in our region.
We also defend clients against claims that a hazardous substance caused damage to water, land or air and in state or federal government regulatory/clean-up actions and brownfields claims. These complex cases can demand money or remediation to bring the water, land or air back to the state it was in before the alleged exposure. These suits might be brought as toxic tort cases or as premises, product or general liability matters.
Our lawyers keep clients fully informed and involved during the fact-finding and decision-making stages of these high risk cases, including those that often involve alleged product defects, occupational and consumer exposure to heavy metals, inks, solvents, silica and sick buildings or near storage tanks.
We have attorneys with significant experience in defending complex environmental matters. Many speak regularly at state and national conferences and write on these topics as well.
In addition, we rely on successful and experienced attorneys in our Toxic Tort and Product Liability Groups when necessary.