Spilman represents an array of business clients in the complex and expanding area of environmental law and regulation from offices in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina.
Our Environmental Practice Group is poised to resolve the environmental challenges facing our clients in a cost-effective manner, using negotiation, mediation, compliance planning, regulatory or legislative changes, and, where necessary, litigation. Our attorneys provide environmental counseling to a wide range of businesses and industries, including manufacturing, mining, oil and gas development and transmission, banking and lending, and retail establishments.
Through the extensive experience of our lawyers, our firm is able to provide regional representation on environmental matters. The areas covered by our Environmental Practice Group include:
  • Surface water quality regulation, storm water and NPDES permits
  • Section 404 permitting, compliance and defense of enforcement actions
  • Groundwater issues, including groundwater pollution prevention plans and state quality standards
  • UIC permitting, compliance and defense of enforcement actions
  • Air emissions regulation and permitting, and defense of enforcement actions
  • Oil and gas permitting, regulatory compliance and defense of enforcement actions
  • Mine permitting and reclamation, regulatory compliance and defense of enforcement actions
  • Development and implementation of legal strategies for clearing contaminated sites through Brownfields programs
  • Human health and ecological risk assessment applications
  • Underground storage tank liability litigation and defense of administrative orders
  • Aboveground storage tanks
  • Hazardous and solid waste management regulatory programs
  • Federal and state Superfund and remediation laws
  • Asbestos, lead, mercury, PCBs, dioxin and other hazardous or toxic materials
  • Community right-to-know requirements
  • Due diligence investigations with regard to mergers and acquisitions
  • Representation in administrative appeals before environmental boards
  • Defense of civil environmental enforcement actions before trial courts
  • Counseling municipalities and other governmental entities regarding environmental compliance
  • Strategic planning and permitting of commercial solid waste facilities
  • Defense of criminal investigations and indictments alleging environmental crimes

Spilman has a long tradition of guiding clients through environmental challenges. For more information about our environmental practice, contact:

David L. Yaussy

John C. (Max) Wilkinson
Nathan B. Atkinson Lara R. Brandfass Samuel M. Brock III Mark D. Clark James S. Crockett Jr. James D. Elliott William M. Herlihy Niall A. Paul Nicholas S. Preservati Joseph V. Schaeffer John C. (Max) Wilkinson Derrick Price Williamson David L. Yaussy Spilman Represents O&G Association on AST Regulations Spilman Works with Trade Association to Shape WV's Environmental Policies