Cox Castle’s environmental litigation attorneys are experts at representing clients in a variety of disputes, from trial to appellate courts including the California and US Supreme Court. We have successfully prosecuted and defended cases with claims valued at more than $100 million. While we go to trial when necessary, we partner with clients to determine whether mediated resolution would be the best outcome for their business objectives.

Contaminated Property Litigation

We routinely represent parties redeveloping brownfield sites and, on their behalf, utilize CERCLA, RCRA and other federal and state laws to recover cleanup costs from historic polluters, corporate successors and insurance companies. We also routinely defend site owner/operators, developers, waste generators, transporters and lenders in cost recovery actions arising out of contamination from manufacturing facilities, waste storage and disposal facilities, shopping centers and other commercial properties.

Insurance Coverage Advice and Litigation

We provide insurance coverage advice and participate in insurance litigation in connection with remediation and toxic tort matters. We have aggressively pursued and obtained insurance coverage for defense costs, remedial expenses and other damages incurred by our clients in environmental matters. We are well-versed in all principal coverage issues that arise under Comprehensive General Liability (CGL) primary and excess policies and environmental insurance policies, such as pollution liability and contractors’ pollution liability policies.

Administrative Enforcement

We advise clients in administrative and enforcement matters arising from EPA, Regional Water Quality Control Board and Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) orders, as well as proceedings involving toxic mold, emerging chemicals such as PFOS and PFAS and California’s Proposition 65.




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