About Our Firm
We pride ourselves on making sure that governments, communities and individuals are represented as skillfully and diligently as the large corporations that injure them.
We know how to take cases to trial, and win. No matter the legal issue, the Firm aggressively litigates cases with an eye towards trial. This principle has enabled the Firm to recover hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, while forcing defendants to clean up the contamination they caused.
The Firm is known as a pioneer and national leader in natural resource damages (“NRD”) and environmental litigation. The Firm is one of only a handful of law firms trusted by governments and natural resource trustees to pursue claims on behalf of the public against those who contaminate the environment. The representation of the U.S. Virgin Islands on a contingency fee basis to recover damages from companies for contamination of drinking water in St. Thomas is recognized as the first such arrangement in the country. The Firm is currently retained by New Jersey, and Puerto Rico to bring claims arising from the contamination of natural resources and the environment, with an emphasis on groundwater contamination. The firm was recently hired by Maryland to evaluate potential claims arising from MTBE contamination of groundwater in the state.
We have assisted clients in recovering substantial damages from major corporations and their subsidiaries, including Hess Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Citgo Petroleum Corporation, Alcoa World Alumina, L.L.C., Valero, General Electric, Bank of America, Texaco, Esso (Exxon), AT&T, Lyondell Chemical Company, El Paso, Vitol, Virgin Islands Telephone Company, Martin-Marietta Corporation, Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp., HOVENSA, LLC, Xerox Corporation, IBM, Yamaha, and Suzuki.