The environmental practitioners at Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC have a breadth of experience in federal and state Superfund, natural resource damages, environmental remediation, and property damage matters that is unparalleled. Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC represents site owners, operators, arrangers, and transporters at multiple Superfund and Brownfields sites. We consistently and comprehensively manage the investigation of contamination, the identification of responsible parties, the allocation of liability, the coordination of cleanups with regulators and other parties, and our clients' participation in complex mediations and settlement structures, as well as cost recovery and contribution litigation. Our attorneys regularly negotiate consent decrees and administrative orders, and possess significant experience dealing with innocent landowner issues, de minimis and de micromis settlements, natural resource damages, and environmental justice issues.
In addition to liability for cleanup costs, most state and federal environmental statutes impose liability for natural resource damages. For example, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) each provides that federal and state trustees, as well as tribal governments, may recover damages for injuries to natural resources and for the loss of human uses of natural resources caused by hazardous substances, petroleum products and oil spills. Similarly, in certain circumstances, private parties may bring contribution claims for NRD. Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has uncommon experience in addressing NRD matters. We have been retained by both trustee agencies and corporate clients to litigate, or resolve through ADR proceedings or formal negotiations, these most complex environmental matters.