Caldwell Leslie & Proctor has significant expertise in helping our clients deal with a wide variety of environmental issues in California, one of the most heavily regulated states in the United States. We have successfully handled many major claims involving environmental contamination, including those arising under CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, RCRA, the Hazardous Substances Account Act, Proposition 65, and Section 17200, as well as common law claims such as nuisance, trespass, negligence, contribution, and toxic torts.
We have successfully advanced our clients’ interests in state and federal court—both in the trial courts and courts of appeal—as well as before administrative agencies. Our extensive experience has prepared us to navigate the complicated overlay of local, state, and federal environmental laws. We have litigated many civil trials and administrative mandamus actions, and have a good relationship with California’s environmental regulators, which often allows us to achieve a speedy resolution.
Many of our environmental clients are major companies operating in highly regulated environmental fields, while others include governmental and municipal entities, private companies, and even individuals. In all the cases we handle, we effectively analyze our clients' environmental concerns and develop a specific plan of action for moving forward that is uniquely tailored to that particular client, whether that involves negotiation, settlement, or litigation.