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Environmental Law

SINCE THE LATE 1960′s, businesses, industries and public agencies in Nevada and across America became legally obligated to take a closer look at the impact of their activities on the ecosystem. In 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was created and far-reaching environmental statutes were passed, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

ROBERTSON, JOHNSON, MILLER & WILLIAMSON‘S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW practice combines a comprehensive understanding of the applicable federal and state law with a thorough technical and scientific knowledge of particular environmental problems. Our attorneys regularly represent clients with major regulatory compliance needs including homeowners, landowners, businesses, and developers on issues ranging from toxic torts (interior mold, asbestos, or soil or groundwater contamination) to complex litigation concerning cleanup liability. We have been involved in multibillion dollar transactions and successfully litigated significant cases before agencies and courts on complex regulatory issues.

OUR PROFESSIONAL APPROACH to state and federal environmental litigation allows us to offer effective representation to plaintiffs and defendants alike in environmental cases. Our team of knowledgeable lawyers and paralegals provide the firm’s clients with comprehensive services under all federal, state and local pollution control laws, including laws addressing water and air pollution, solid and hazardous waste and pesticides. Our litigation attorneys represent clients in federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings before federal and state regulatory agencies.

AS SEASONED PRACTITIONERS, our attorneys are often asked to solve the largest and most intricate compliance and regulatory problems. We frequently defend clients in litigation matters through trial or on appeal. Our legal training brings a unique set of skills to the understanding of regulatory laws. We know the rules judges use to interpret ambiguous language. Even when a regulatory requirement may be plain, it may not be valid. We have the tools to challenge the validity of environmental requirements and to negotiate reasonable resolutions with regulators. We understand the roles and the legitimate interests of the many different agencies who become involved in environmental regulation, and can help to create a solution that satisfies all of them.