Our environmental attorneys counsel clients regarding federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations. We handle the environmental aspects of commercial transactions and have managed substantial litigation in federal and state courts, involving a broad range of environmental issues. Our lawyers handle toxic tort litigation as well and defend clients in administrative and judicial forums involving environmental law issues.
We work closely with experts in various disciplines including toxicology, hydrology, geology, wetlands, land use, biology and chemistry. Our firm represents clients in a variety of industry areas, including railroad transportation, railcar manufacturing and service, environmental remediation equipment, marine transportation, fuel storage, real estate, and environmental consulting.
The founding partner, Elena Arcos Knezek, has tried over 100 cases related to toxic tort litigation. She has been the boots on the ground in response to various environmental releases and was primary counsel in the subsequent litigation through trial and appeal. Mrs. Knezek is a Certified Tank Car Specialist (Certification in Emergency Preparedness and Response). She, along with the attorneys at Knezek Law, are skilled at handling each environmental case in the most cost-effective manner commensurate with the degree of risk.