Diamond McCarthy environmental litigators represent plaintiffs and defendants in environmental-related disputes including cost-recovery and contribution actions, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, and Oil Pollution Act litigation, as well as in similar state law actions, nuisance and property damage litigation, natural resource damages litigation, and insurance disputes concerning environmental coverage.
Our attorney’s includes soil, groundwater, surface water, air issues, and the migration of a host of sub-surface and airborne contaminants of concern including petroleum products. We have tackled some of the nation’s largest Superfund sites, and are among the leaders in cutting-edge natural resource damages work.
At our core we are trial lawyers and counselors, combining well-honed courtroom skills with environmental proficiency and understanding. Our experience in environmental jury trial representation offers the ability to synthesize and convey complex issues and scientific/technical concepts not only to judges and arbitrators but also to juries.
Cost Recovery and Private Property Contamination:
Diamond McCarthy has extensive experience defending clients against allegations of environmental damage linked with legacy contamination, often arising from historical transportation, storage, or manufacturing of contaminants. We are intimately familiar with the regulatory labyrinth and the challenges of statutorily-imposed joint and several liability. We know how to develop strategies to either defend clients from claims brought by government entities or private parties or to creatively and successfully obtain substantial recoveries for clients that partially or completely offset environmental remediation costs associated with these sites.
Multiparty Cost Recovery and Federal Superfund Site Risk Management and Representation
Diamond McCarthy environmental attorneys have lead contaminant investigations, identify responsible parties, allocate liability, and coordinate remedial investigations and cleanups. We have experience in not only navigating through regulators and third-party interactions, but also dealing with innocent landowner issues, de minimis settlements, and natural resource damages.