In general, litigation is a last resort, particularly for municipal entities that are always concerned with maintaining the best possible relationship with state regulators. The firm understands these interests and concerns. We have extensive expertise in environmental litigation, addressing matters before state administrative tribunals, state courts and federal courts. The firm has successfully addressed both individual permit and regulatory/rule appeals in all of these forums.
Our combined technical and legal expertise allows us to identify critical scientific information that may be used to resolve conflicts via settlement. Hall & Associates has resolved permit appeals in over 20 states, obtained nationwide modification to critical CWA rules (e.g., National Toxics Rule) and has obtained critical programmatic changes by judicious use of the regulatory appeals process.
Over the past five years, Hall & Associates has served as special counsel in over a dozen administrative appeals, has been lead counsel on US District/Circuit court litigation challenging EPA regulatory actions, and has assisted in several state supreme court appeals, generally with excellent results for the clients (see, e.g., MPCA v. MCEA). H&A is presently lead counsel on complex TDML matters in Pennsylvania.