environmental practice

Our Environmental attorneys have taken a leading role helping clients reshape and sustain the environment. We have helped developers and property owners unlock the potential value of their property while meeting the requirements of land use and environmental laws.

    • Contaminated Property Coverage Litigation
    • On behalf of the owners of a contaminated property, we successfully pursued insurance coverage for a multi-million dollar clean-up of a chlorinated solvent plume in Milwaukie, Oregon, obtaining a settlement that fully resolved the underlying environmental litigation, funded by over $4 million in indemnity dollars from our clients' insurers.

    • Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Litigation
    • Ball Janik LLP represented the Coastal Conservation Association in a challenge to Federal catch limits on red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. The Federal District Court in Houston, Texas, issued an Opinion and Order on Summary Judgment in CCA's favor. The Court mandated that the Federal Government issue rules on the shrimp industry addressing red snapper mortality. This was a significant victory for recreational anglers, who were bearing an unfair share of the regulations for restoring red snapper populations.