CERCLA & HSAA Litigation

GDB’s attorneys have represented clients in federal and state litigation involving liability and cost recovery claims for hazardous substances arising under the following relevant statutes:

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • California Hazardous Substance Account Act (HSAA)

The firm’s attorneys have successfully defended claims for cost recovery through trial court and appellate court proceedings, and have developed a depth of experience and expertise to meet the litigation objectives of the firm’s clients.  This experience includes engaging with relevant public agencies regarding the remediation objectives and requirements, as well as collaborating with subject matter technical experts (such as engineers, chemists and hydrogeologists) regarding the extent of and remediation strategies for contaminated soils and waters.

GDB’s size and structure allows the firm to tailor its approach to handling litigation matters to meet the specific needs of its clients in the context of the particular matter involved through the use of a cost-effective, value-added approach to client representation that always keeps the focus on achieving the client’s desired outcome.