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Williams Mullen

Environment

4 ranked lawyersBand 2VirginiaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Handles a broad range of environmental concerns, including defense of environmental liability litigation, obtaining water and air permits, and advising on brownfield development projects. Advises clients on their dealings with state and federal regulators, and offers notable expertise in the negotiation and implementation of consent decrees. Represents an impressive roster of local and national clients, including utilities companies and chemical manufacturers.

Strengths

A client reports: "Williams Mullen are very responsive, always willing to help and look out for their clients and for what makes sense, business- and litigation-wise."

"They provided a very good service and I highly recommend them," a client adds.

Notable practitioners

Channing Martin serves as chair of the firm's environment and natural resources group. He has notable expertise in matters related to the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated brownfield sites.
"A wonderful attorney - he is exceptional." "An excellent lawyer."

Henry Pollard has many years' experience advising on complex environment matters. His wide-ranging practice encompasses the defense of enforcement actions as well as assisting clients with permitting, regulatory issues and transactional due diligence.
"Extremely knowledgeable and always available. He knows the environmental requirements for our work and explains things well to our business team to help them work through various issues."

John Holloway regularly advises on air issues including permitting, compliance matters and litigation. His practice includes high-stakes enforcement proceedings.
"He is an excellent attorney and a super smart guy who gives great advice."

Liz Williamson has a strong practice focused on Clean Air Act matters, including permitting. She also advises on coal ash contamination issues.
"An A-plus attorney on the Clean Air Act."

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Virginia

Environment


Channing J Martin
Band 1
Henry Pollard
Band 3
John Holloway
Band 3
Liz Williamson
Band 3