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Environmental Litigation Defense

New York Environmental Litigation Defense

Insurance companies and self-insured businesses facing litigation for environmental liabilities, including the costs of investigation, remediation and cleanup of hazardous waste sites and other environmental contamination claims, deserve experienced representation to protect their interests.

The defense of these claims requires extensive knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations and the ability to thoroughly investigate the liabilities, costs and damages claimed to have been caused by environmental hazards.

At O'Connor First, our lawyers have successfully defended insurance providers and self-insured companies against claims made by private and public entities. We have provided insurance defense for nearly 25 years and continue to provide legal service that is effective, efficient and concerned with the best interests of our clients.

Environmental Hazards And Other Claims

The attorneys at O'Connor First frequently handle cases involving liabilities arising from hazardous waste sites, petroleum spills and other environmental contamination under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CERCLA, RCRA, the New York State Department of Environmental Contamination (DEC), the New York State Navigation Law, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. These cases often involve:

  • Groundwater and soil contamination
  • Underground storage tanks
  • Petroleum contamination
  • Mercury contamination and poisoning
  • MTBE
  • Arsenic
  • Nickel
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Chromium
  • Asbestos
  • Exposure to other environmental hazards

Our attorneys have the experience to properly evaluate environmental law claims and aggressively build a case for your litigation defense. While we are large enough to have the resources to effectively handle your legal matter, we are also small enough to provide the personalized attention that you deserve.

Contact Us

For more information about environmental litigation defense, please contact Dennis A. First or Dianne C. Bresee at O'Connor First and schedule an initial consultation. Discuss your case with an attorney at our office in Albany, New York, by calling 877-886-4029.

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