Environmental Law & Toxic Tort

Over the last 20 years, Taunton, Snyder & Parish has represented clients in some of the biggest environmental claims in Texas. Environmental Law and Toxic Tort remains a principal focus of the firm’s practice. Whether it is responding to environmental emergencies or high profile environmental claims, our Environmental Litigation team has the broad-based experience, resources, and depth of knowledge to navigate both governmental enforcement actions and private party lawsuits.  

Environmental and toxic tort claims often feature complex causation scenarios that require not only a thorough understanding of intricate environmental laws and regulations but also a working understanding of physics, chemistry, biology, hydrology, and toxicology. Our senior attorneys bring technical knowledge and specialized environmental training to bear in each case.  As a result of their notable experience, our environmental law professionals provide invaluable counsel, assisting our clients in understanding these complicated claims and positioning themselves to best defend any case.

Taunton, Snyder & Parish maintains familiarity with the current statutes and regulations that govern a wide range of industrial activities and environmental media. Our attorneys wide-ranging experience includes representing chemical, refining, mining, manufacturing, and other industrial and commercial clients regarding releases to air, water, and land; contaminated sites; solid waste management; hazardous substances and wastes; forests, mineral, and other natural resources; and workplace exposures. We have experience with the full range of environmental laws, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA),), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act), and the Clean Water Act (CWA).

With our knowledge of these statues, we strive to help our clients avoid litigation by offering advice on risk allocation and through compliance counseling. When litigation, nonetheless, results, our lawyers have demonstrated the ability to achieve positive, cost-effective results for our clients whether in a wide variety of cases including everything from environmental cost recovery to mass exposure and multidistrict litigation.