Environmental Litigation

Litigation

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Stevens & Lee has successfully litigated and resolved environmental issues relating to contaminated soil and groundwater, underground storage tanks, indoor air, solid waste disposal and management, mining and subsurface rights and toxic and hazardous waste. We also have significant expertise handling complex litigation involving lead, asbestos and mold.

Our environmental litigators have a proven track record in cost recovery, enforcement and other environmental litigation. We regularly represent clients before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and all other Pennsylvania courts, as well as before federal district and appellate courts.

We represent policyholders in major insurance coverage litigation and serve as common and liaison counsel in complex Superfund cases. We also represent clients in the management of criminal investigations and prosecutions for environmental crimes. We can assist clients beginning with receipt of the grand jury subpoena or service of the search warrant through the defense of the prosecution.

We work closely with clients to understand and achieve their goals. We practice litigation avoidance and early resolution when appropriate, but where litigation is required, we provide quality, cost-effective counsel in serving the best interests of our clients.

Representative environmental litigation matters include:

  • Defending client in a CERCLA (Superfund) trial involving several other defendants. Following our cross-examination of a key witness, the plaintiffs agreed to a reasonable settlement to terminate our client’s involvement in the trial and proceeded with the trial against other defendants
  • Defending manufacturer in Clean Air Act penalty assertion and negotiations with federal EPA
  • Representing municipal authority against state DEP in PA Environmental Hearing Board litigation over DEP Storage Tank Program disapproval of Site Characterization Report
  • Defending industrial manufacturer in FIFRA penalty administrative litigation brought by federal EPA

Steven J. Adams

Shareholder

sja@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2133

Daniel E.P. Bausher

Shareholder

deb@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2207

G. Thompson Bell, III

Shareholder

gtb@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2203

Marcia A. Binder

Associate

mab@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2126

Charles J. Bloom

General Counsel

cjb@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6001

Mark D. Bradshaw

Shareholder

mdb@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7357

Matthew C. Brunelli

Associate

mcb@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1955

Jeffrey D. Bukowski

Shareholder

jdb@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2215

Rachelle G. Cecala

Associate

rgc@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2065

Todd J. Cook

Shareholder

tjc@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2076

William A. DeStefano

Partner

wad@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1941

Mark C. Franek

Associate

mcf@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6029

Marianne J. Gilmartin

Shareholder

mjg@stevenslee.com

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Scranton: 570.969.5362

Wilkes-Barre: 570.969.5362

Peter G. Glenn

Of Counsel

pgg@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2123

E. Thomas Henefer

Shareholder

eth@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2223

Craig A. Hirneisen

Associate

cah@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2229

Harry A. Horwitz

Shareholder

hah@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1952

Princeton: 609.243.6432

Daniel B. Huyett

dbh@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1956

Reading: 610.478.2219

Christine M. Kovan

Counsel

cmk@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6038

Suzanne M. McSorley

Shareholder

smcs@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6663

Bradley L. Mitchell

Shareholder

blm@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6680

New York: 646.254.6385

Irish “Ryan” Neville

Of Counsel

irn@stevenslee.com

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Charleston: 843.414.8864

David J. Parsells

Shareholder

djp@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6004

Terri A. Pawelski

Shareholder

tap@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1961

Nicholas H. Pennington

Associate

nhp@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6352

Julie E. Ravis

Shareholder

jera@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2077

Eric M. Robinson

Shareholder

emr@stevenslee.com

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New York: 212.537.0408

Neil C. Schur

Shareholder

ncsc@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1944

James C. Schwartzman

Partner

jcsc@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2863

Stacey A. Scrivani

Shareholder

sasc@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2086

Wilmington: 302.425.3306

Elliott J. Stein

Shareholder

ejs@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.7050

New York: 646.254.6391

William P. Thornton, Jr.

Shareholder

wpt@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.496.3820

Reading: 610.478.2020

Elizabeth A. Ware

Associate

eaw@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2210

Donald E. Wieand

Shareholder

dew@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5071

Joseph E. Wolfson

Shareholder

jwo@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6019

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