Many of our Environmental Law attorneys are trial lawyers who regularly appear in state and federal court and before administrative panels and arbitration tribunals. They are experienced with jury and bench trials, and have argued appeals before state and federal appellate courts. Their litigation experience also extends to the defense of criminal proceedings involving both state and federal agencies.
Our environmental litigation experience includes the defense and prosecution of enforcement proceedings and cost recovery claims involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the New York Oil Spill Act, New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and land use and zoning-related approvals, denials and variances.
Our Environmental Litigation practice regularly assists clients in the following types of matters:
Phillips Lytle has also been a national leader in the defense of chemical exposure and toxic tort lawsuits since well before the personal injury actions resulting from Love Canal. In addition to defending individual companies in lawsuits with hundreds of plaintiffs, Phillips Lytle has achieved significant economies for our clients through the joint representation of multiple defendants, often in the capacity of liaison counsel.