Environmental and Toxic Tort

Environmental and Toxic Tort

Environmental law is complex and constantly changing, with new areas of concern, federal and state environmental laws and regulations, court decisions, and remediation standards and technologies emerging all the time. Drawing on a wealth of litigation experience, our attorneys use their industry knowledge and experience to provide sophisticated guidance on the most difficult issues facing oil, gas, and chemical companies; service providers; manufacturers; premise owners; and others from regulatory compliance to risk mitigation to complex litigation.

The firm's attorneys have extensive experience in toxic tort litigation having represented industry in a number of mass toxic tort and environmental lawsuits. Our attorneys are conversant in the many scientific issues affecting environmental and toxic tort claims, and regularly assist clients in negotiating the scope and extent for investigations and cleanups, monitoring environmental consultants and contractors, and obtaining no further action determinations. We are particularly well-versed in NORM personal injury litigation. We work closely with environmental engineers, health physicists, toxicologists, pulmonologists, chemists and other experts in defending cases, which are often expert intensive and involve multiple plaintiffs and voluminous documents.

Recognizing that an ounce of prevention often provides the best outcome, we offer our clients advice and counsel to resolve issues and evaluate available courses of action. Our advice is based on our experience representing clients in the oil, gas and chemical industries in non-litigation issue resolution, litigation, mediation, and through regulatory proceedings.

Our Services
We represent clients in cases involving claims of environmental contamination and remediation, short-term and long-term exposure to hazardous materials, naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and oil field waste.

Scope of Practice Area

  • Environmental Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Air Quality
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Groundwater Contamination and Remediation
  • Surface Contamination and Remediation
  • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
  • Toxic Substances
  • Benzene
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Toxic Tort Defense

Guy C. Curry

Senior Partner

Laura R. Caviness