Ice Miller lawyers have extensive experience in all types of environmental litigation.
We can vigorously defend and protect you, your company or your community when you are sued, and we can aggressively pursue environmental actions to hold polluters responsible if your property is contaminated by another party.
Environmental disasters can threaten the existence of a company and the health and welfare of an entire community. Ice Miller lawyers have an established reputation for assisting clients during environmental crises. In those situations, you need experienced lawyers able to help you minimize exposure and manage relationships with local media, law enforcement and regulators.
Lawsuits involving damage to the environment can arise under a number of complex state and federal environmental statutes, rules and regulations, as well as the common law. Ice Miller has been handling such cases since the advent of environmental law. We routinely defend and prosecute lawsuits on behalf of both public and private entities seeking cost recovery from liable parties for the expense associated with investigating and remediating contaminated property, including claims involving CERCLA (Superfund). Ice Miller acts as counsel for plaintiffs, defendants and third parties, including groups of potentially responsible parties (PRPs), in both federal and state court.
Ice Miller also has significant experience handling administrative appeals of environmental matters, such as orders issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the appropriate administrative agencies and administrative law judges. We also have experience seeking judicial review of administrative rulings.
Ice Miller lawyers represent businesses and individuals under investigation for environmental crimes, including alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). We have the knowledge, skill, and experience to represent clients at every stage of criminal enforcement actions, including search warrants, grand jury proceedings, internal investigations, trials and appeals.