To successfully defend – or prosecute – environmental litigation requires a commitment to historical detail, science-based knowledge of contaminant movement in the environment, and the experience of seasoned litigators. At Polsinelli, we have all three. Our environmental litigators are courtroom veterans and more. We have litigated cases from coast-to-coast involving CERCLA, RCRA, CWA, CAA, NEPA, California’s Proposition 65
and analogous state law statutes. We regularly counsel and defend clients in civil enforcement actions throughout the United States alleging violations of state and federal environmental regulations. We have the in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes across a broad spectrum of industries to “hit the ground running” as disputes arise.
But our experience also teaches us the importance of focusing on our client’s business objectives and to use our experience to perceive and strategize outcomes and alternatives – beyond the ordinary and obvious. We work closely with the environmental departments and business leaders of our clients to achieve cost-efficient, timely results.
Many of our seasoned litigators also utilize their environmental and courtroom skills in insurance recovery litigation, where the knowledge of historic operational processes, waste control and movement of contaminants in the environment have led to awards and settlements for our clients totaling well over $300 million.