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Peter Strassner talks to Best Lawyers about Thompson Coburn’s environmental practice

November 16, 2018

Peter Strassner, the co-chair of Thompson Coburn’s environmental practice and a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” honoree for Best Lawyers, was featured in the publication’s November 2018 issue for St. Louis. The feature discusses Peter’s extensive success record in complex environmental matters — including an Illinois Supreme Court win for a major oil company and a superfund site cleanup for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis — and some of the particular strengths of Thompson Coburn’s environmental practice.

Peter described the team approach that he and his colleagues apply to each matter. “‘I practice with an incredibly strong group of environmental lawyers,” he said. “We’re collaborative; we work together; we staff things lean, but there’s always someone to talk to if I have unique problem.’”

Working collaboratively is especially important when facing complicated environmental rules, regulations, and litigation. Wrote Best Lawyers, “If Strassner and his group make it look easy, he will admit that the law itself is anything but. Stringent rules and regulations often stack the rules against the client, and it’s the attorney’s job to bring a rational approach to proceedings where the stakes are often high.” But the challenge of environmental law keeps Peter engaged: “You get to bring some creativity to move things along in a constructive way, and that’s kind of neat.”

Click here to read the complete profile in Best Lawyers, which was sent to St. Louis subscribers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Wall Street Journal.