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Chris J. Williams

Chris J. Williams

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Maynard Cooper & Gale

Birmingham, Alabama Area

Litigation and environmental attorney with over 11 years of experience representing heavily regulated industries including pipeline companies; steel, pipe, and cement manufacturers; natural resource companies; landfills; local governments; and real estate developers. Relentless focus on adding value by leveraging our firm's ...

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Maynard Cooper & Gale

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Representative Matters:

~Defending natural gas pipeline company in mass action related to release of mercaptan.

~Representing natural gas pipeline company on subsidence issues related to underground coal mining.

~Currently representing Fortune 500 manufacturing company in multiple suits brought by over 1,400 adjacent property owners alleging air contamination.

~Defended natural resource company in construction dispute involving alleged unforeseen subsurface conditions.

~Defending cement production facility in personal injury and property damage suit filed by over 400 plaintiffs and minors.

~Successfully defended the State of Alabama against claims that the state’s method of taxing forest and agricultural land is racially discriminatory.

~Represented owner of former landfill in Clean Water Act citizen suit filed by regional environmental organization.

~Assisted Alabama municipality with purchase of wastewater treatment lagoon that was the subject of a Federal lawsuit and ADEM enforcement action.

~ Obtained early dismissal of alleged violation of zoning laws filed against farmer by county government in Tennessee.

~Defending biosolids company in class action related to alleged PFC contamination in several Alabama counties.

~Represented petroleum pipeline company in property damage suit associated with groundwater contamination beneath industrial park.

~Represented public corporation in Clean Water Act citizen suit alleging violations of state storm water regulations.

~Assisted client with development of park and associated constructed wetlands for treating stormwater runoff from upstream watershed.

~Represented client in criminal Clean Water Act investigation and trial brought by U.S. DOJ Environmental Crimes Section.

~Coordinated and advised client during multimedia environmental audits at all of its manufacturing facilities.

~Advised client and assisted in negotiating legislation affecting water withdrawal rights.