Environmental Litigation


Gallagher & Kennedy’s environmental attorneys understand the complex statutes and regulations at issue in environmental litigation, as well as the science associated with regulated substances such as heavy metals, mold, asbestos, benzene, pesticides, TCE, and PCBs. Many of our attorneys have formal training in the sciences or engineering, and we interact and work regularly with independent technical experts.

We possess expertise in the technical aspects of environmental law, including geology, engineering, chemistry, hydrology, biology, and toxicology. We effectively combine our legal knowledge with technical expertise, providing our clients with broad experience in translating scientific and technical concepts to lay jurors, judges, and arbitrators.

Gallagher & Kennedy lawyers have litigated environmental matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. We have managed cases involving all of the major federal environmental statutes, including the:

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
  • Resource Consolation and Recovery Act
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Toxic Substance Control Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • National Environmental Protection Agency

Our environmental attorneys have represented and advised clients in high-profile administrative proceedings, and are equally experienced in managing lawsuits brought under myriad state environmental laws.

Our environmental attorneys are experienced in representing clients in legal challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation final rules. To date, we have instituted legal challenges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition, Gallagher & Kennedy lawyers participate in federal and state rulemaking proceedings, including formal hearings.

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