Maynard Cooper & Gale
August 2004 — Present
~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.