Environmental & Toxic Torts

We maintain an established national scope in defending energy and commercial clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation. We have successfully defended clients against claims involving land contamination, natural resource disputes, chemical exposure, water pollution, wrongful death, and injuries. 

Representative Matters

  • Successful defense of national energy company in lawsuit brought by landowners seeking $750 million in damages allegedly resulting from contamination of landowners’ properties by natural gas and hydrogen sulfide, with jury rendering unanimous verdict for client following three-month trial
  • Successful defense of claims brought against client in Pennsylvania, alleging groundwater contamination arising from hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas operations
  • Successful defense of over 100 personal injury/toxic tort cases filed against client involving death and personal injury claims based on alleged benzene exposure
  • Successful defense of defective product and negligence claims alleging benzene exposure, with jury returning verdict in favor of client following 13-day jury trial
  • Successful defense of claims for trespass to property arising from alleged contamination, pollution and improper abandonment of oil field production facilities, equipment, and infrastructure