From PPG /Lake Charles hexachlorobutadiene groundwater pollution to Dow Chemical/Plaquemine vinyl chloride drinking water contamination to Tenneco/Mississippi River phenol fish kills I have forced cleanups of, and recovered significant damages for, neglected environmental hazards across the state. I have successfully sued state and federal environmental agencies for their violations of superfund, air, water, hazardous waste, coastal and natural resource management and protection laws.
I have worked with government agencies, including the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and US Environmental Protection Agency in the development and implementation of scientific studies involving pollution control, wetland resources restoration, and wildlife protection. See some of my present and former clients.
When appropriate I may choose to associate other law firms and other experts to work with me under my direction. Nevertheless, at all times I remain in charge and behind the wheel, personally handling all important aspects of your case including court appearances, writing memoranda, gathering and evaluating scientific evidence, and developing and implementing litigation, settlement, and trial strategies tailored to your individual needs.
If you have property that has had oil and gas or other industrial operations on or adjacent to it you may or may not have significant contamination, including groundwater issues. The only way to know is to get a comprehensive expert evaluation of the site, including its history and present condition from a chemical, biological, and geological perspective. Only then can proper decisions be made about what steps, if any, should be taken.
I respectfully submit to you that with my scientific and legal expertise, my first hand knowledge of the inner workings of the petroleum and petrochemical industry, and my familiarity with Louisiana’s environment, its dynamics, values, and threats I am uniquely suited to develop a strategy to resolve your environmental concerns.