Orange County Environmental Cleanup Litigation Attorneys

The Mahaffey Law Group, P.C., in Newport Beach pursues and defends against environmental cleanup cost recovery that is triggered by the release of hazardous materials or solid wastes. From defending agency claims against dry cleaning operations, solvent manufacturers, coating manufacturers, and oil and gas operators, Mahaffey Law Group has a wide range of environmental and toxic waste cleanup experience. Our attorneys assist clients in cleanup and co-generator, joint responsibility litigation proceedings. We help determine the extent of the damage and work to reach an agreement on compensation. We work to resolve insurance disputes in these cases, either through negotiation, mediation or through trial.

If you are a property owner who has been impacted by contamination by a hazardous substance, our legal guidance can assist you in regaining the value that was lost. We have established a highly regarded network of environmental professionals who help us document the scope of a contamination and the cost for complete cleanup.

We create value for our clients by finding the most efficient route to resolving these disputes and minimizing the costs associated with litigation whenever possible. Rest assured, however, that if a satisfactory solution cannot be reached outside of court, our attorneys are prepared to advocate aggressively on your behalf in court.

What Are Environmental Cost Recovery Lawsuits?

Litigation in these cases can be initiated by any number of parties, including government entities, and filed against many stakeholders. For example, a property owner may allege that a neighboring property owner released hazardous substances, such as petroleum or dry cleaning chemicals, that leaked on to adjoining properties. Suppliers and transporters of hazardous substances are also frequent targets of environmental cost recovery lawsuits.

The attorneys at Mahaffey Law Group have extensive experience pursuing and defending against these claims. This is a niche area of law that requires a full understanding of how environmental contamination and cleanup actions are assessed. Founding attorney Douglas Mahaffey has extensive knowledge in this area, in part through his family's longtime ownership and association with petroleum excavation.

We defend clients against hazardous waste and waste discharge enforcement and penalty actions brought by government entities. We also take action against insurance companies that fail to pay appropriate claims under comprehensive general liability policies or environmental pollution policies. And we help our clients obtain all available sources of public funding for environmental cleanup efforts such as grants and low-interest loans.

Work With Experienced Southern California Environmental Cost Recovery Lawyers

We can answer your questions regarding toxic spills, groundwater contamination, storage tank leaks or any environmental cleanup litigation concern during a free initial consultation. Contact our office to schedule a meeting.

The Initial Consultation Is On Us

Use our online contact form or call 949-535-3218 to schedule a free initial consultation. We will review the facts of your case, provide a frank assessment and recommend the best course of action.

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