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Sara Chamberlain


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Sara defends clients in a variety of environmental litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. She has helped clients modify and transfer environmental permits, respond to regulatory enforcement actions and inquiries, and investigate environmental concerns tied to corporate transactions.

Sara's environmental practice focuses on litigation, regulatory and transactional matters arising under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, CERCLA, RCRA and their state law counterparts. She has also assisted clients in navigating a variety of wetlands related issues, including National Environment Policy Act compliance and Section 404 permitting.

Since joining Thompson Coburn, Sara has also successfully represented and defended clients in a wide variety of common law tort, products liability and general business litigation matters.

Sara graduated summa cum laude from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Political Science. She earned her law degree from William and Mary Law School where she served as an Articles Editor for the William & Mary Law Review and competed on the moot court and national trial teams.

Thompson Coburn Publications

EPA incorporates environmental justice into enforcement policy: How can regulated industries prepare?

New administration, new priorities: Preparing for the Biden-Harris Administration’s key environmental focus areas

EPA recommends new requirements in NPDES permits to address PFAS in wastewater and stormwater

2020 ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule narrows federal authority and may open opportunity for development

Supreme Court expands reach of Clean Water Act to cover some discharges to groundwater

CSB’s new accidental release reporting rule expands facilities’ reporting obligations

DOJ curtails use of supplemental environmental projects in environmental settlements

EPA formalizes approach to avoid federal and state duplication of inspections and enforcement

EHS voluntary compliance prevents injuries and saves money

Uh-oh, y’all: EPA’s action against ‘Fixer Upper’ stresses importance of lead paint rules

Do you need a Section 404 permit for your real estate development?