Thompson Coburn’s environmental group is an experienced and accomplished Midwest-based practice that represents some of the largest publicly held corporations in the United States, as well as numerous small and privately held companies. We have the knowledge and the capacity to effectively represent clients in virtually all types of environmental matters, and our clients come to us for both litigation and regulatory support. Our environmental litigation and regulatory practices are national in scope.
Many of our environmental attorneys have more than 20 years of experience in this area of law and have represented clients in complex environmental litigation in numerous state and federal courts in various jurisdictions across the country. We also have represented clients before numerous federal and state environmental regulatory agencies, and we have handled matters arising in nearly all of the EPA regions. Our litigation experience is extensive, including suits involving cost recovery actions, enforcement defense, criminal defense, citizen suits, injury from environmental contamination, underground storage tanks, environmental insurance coverage, and chemical trespass and nuisance suits.
Our regulatory work also is broad and includes permitting, compliance and transactional matters. Our attorneys regularly work with and interpret key environmental regulatory schemes, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act; and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act. We routinely represent clients buying, selling and developing environmentally challenged properties throughout the country.
We are confident in our ability to obtain favorable results for our clients in a cost-effective manner. We employ a managed and focused approach to matters, combined with lean but appropriate staffing and a very competitive rate structure.