Experience counts when defending environmental/toxic tort litigation. Lightfoot has it.
Environmental and toxic tort cases are complex, bet-the-company matters that involve significant financial and reputational risk. As a result, it is crucial for clients to have experienced trial lawyers in their corners. We have served as lead trial counsel in some of the region’s most high-profile cases. That’s why leading manufacturers and other companies turn to Lightfoot for these matters. From single-plaintiff toxic tort cases, to class actions and mass joinders involving thousands of claimants, there is no matter our lawyers can't handle.
With the depth to manage all aspects of complex environmental and toxic tort litigation, Lightfoot covers all the day-to-day demands of these cases at the local, regional and national level. Focused on the details, we run our cases efficiently and give full attention to their many moving parts. Whether it is managing complex document discovery, taking expert depositions or presenting the case to a jury, we have the experience and resources to handle any environmental or toxic tort matter.
Lightfoot lawyers have the knowledge and ability to tackle the toughest scientific and technical issues. We have worked closely with many of the country’s leading medical, scientific and technical experts in defending such claims.
We also assist clients in a variety of compliance matters and enforcement actions involving state and federal agencies, including matters involving the following regulations:
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Clean Air Act (CAA)
In addition, Lightfoot tries CERCLA cost-recovery actions and natural-resource damage claims. We also assist clients with environmental permitting and compliance work. Lightfoot attorneys also have extensive experience in challenging actions taken by federal agencies under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).