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Dillingham & Murphy's environmental attorneys provide a wide range of counseling and litigation services related to environmental compliance and liability. 


Our attorneys are experienced in helping our clients develop and maintain compliance programs and respond successfully to environmental crises. Our environmental practice group has substantial litigation experience including class actions and mass consolidations related to air and water pollution, hazardous materials, toxic substances involving asbestos, lead and proprietary chemicals, and California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65).


Our advisory and litigation experience includes: 


  • Litigation defense of administrative, civil and criminal environmental enforcement claims brought by federal and state agencies 

  • Proposition 65 litigation and counseling 

  • Analysis of insurance-related problems and the pursuit of insurance claims and coverage. 

  • Contract negotiations in environmentally sensitive real estate, industrial, and commercial transactions 

  • Coordinate litigation defense in complex multi-defendant matters, class actions, and simultaneous proceedings 

  • Environmental compliance assessments and audits 

  • Production process and property acquisition risk assessment 

  • Regulatory interpretation and compliance advice 

  • Represent private parties in litigation on a broad range of contractual and real estate claims 


Our environmental attorneys regularly engage in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, trials, and appeals. We have the skill, experience, resources, judgment, and work ethic necessary to effectively and efficiently resolve complex environmental disputes through settlement, dispositive motions in advance of trial, trial, and appeal if necessary.

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