Environmental Litigation

Businesses, manufacturers, and property owners must comply with a wide array of complex regulatory restrictions and laws. Even the most conscientious company can be the subject of environmental litigation. At Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge, our lawyers are experienced in representing clients in regulatory agency investigations and civil litigation. We have a deep knowledge of environmental laws and regulations, and we stay close to all emerging issues and pending litigation, frequently working with engineers, scientists, physicians, epidemiologists, and other experts. These people are oftentimes critical in defending complex environmental cases.

At the outset of each case, we set objectives with our client and direct our efforts and strategies to achieve those objectives within the allocated budget. Our deep familiarity with the effects of environmental regulation on industrial, commercial, and governmental enterprises enables us to protect the competitive or financial strength and operational flexibility of our clients. As in all our practice areas, our objective is to achieve our client’s objectives in a cost-effective manner.

Our attorneys have served as national, regional, and local counsel, representing property owners and managers, lessors, developers, industrial facilities, chemical manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers. We have also represented municipalities and various primary, excess, and umbrella insurers in environmental coverage disputes. We have defended numerous insureds against claims involving bodily injury and property damage caused by chemicals, hazardous substances and pollutants. Our attorneys are experienced in all areas

  • Regulatory
  • Rulemaking
  • Permitting
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Enforcement
  • Hazardous waste
  • Toxic substances
  • Insecticides and fungicides
  • Superfund and natural resources damages liability
  • Land use and contaminated property disputes
  • Air and water issues
  • Mass tort
  • Class actions experience
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