Environmental & Natural Resources Practice

Environmental & Natural Resources Litigation

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Our environmental trial lawyers handle litigation in federal and state courts in Oregon and throughout the region. We represent clients in lawsuits, high-profile administrative proceedings and private arbitrations involving breaches of representations and warranties. We handle matters involving toxic torts and personal injuries, and help our clients address insurance issues associated with environmental liabilities. Our representations include the defense of criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions, as well as litigation arising from private citizen suits, natural resource damage claims and Superfund cost recovery claims. These cases often involve allegations that personal injury and/or property damage were caused by a broad variety of contaminants and environmental media.

To achieve superior results in environmental litigation, law firms must understand science as well as complicated legal matters. Few law firms have the required attributes—we do. At Tonkon Torp, we build trial teams that include both seasoned environmental trial lawyers and experienced regulation attorneys. By eliminating artificial lines between our legal professionals, we bring together groups of lawyers who efficiently collaborate to solve even the most complicated environmental problems.

In addition to meaningful experience as trial advocates, several of our lawyers have advanced degrees in environmental science and have been employed as environmental science professionals. This education and experience helps our lawyers understand and translate scientific and technical concepts to jurors, judges, arbitrators, consultants and peers.

Because we understand that no client enjoys being a party to litigation, environmental or otherwise, we work hard to provide creative strategies for prevailing in litigation as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. And we never forget that the best way to handle a lawsuit is to avoid it. When environmental issues arise in your business or on your property, Tonkon Torp has the experienced, creative team you need.

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