Environmental and Administrative Claims

The regulatory activity of government agencies at the local, state and national levels reaches deeply into every aspect of business life. Maintaining compliance with the intricate web of local, state and federal regulations can be a difficult task, and it can be equally daunting to know how to respond to and navigate through the administrative claims process. The attorneys at Holtsford Gilliland are not only practiced in a wide variety of insurance defense matters; our firm has also represented a number of state agencies and governmental entities at the municipal and county levels throughout Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida. We understand the workings of government, and provide valuable advice and effective representation in the defense of environmental and administrative claims.

Our lawyers handle environmental exposure claims, permitting disputes and administrative claims dealing with land use, natural resources, and agricultural issues, among others. We help clients resolve disputes centered around allegations involving:

  • Contaminated groundwater or soil
  • Chemical exposure
  • Landfill contamination
  • Pollution
  • CERCLA/Superfund sites
  • Water rights
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Blasting and dangerous activities
  • Public nuisance
  • NEPA

We provide representation before all types of governmental and administrative agencies, including:

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management
  • Alabama Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  • Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection

A property owner who is forced to remediate a site for environmental reasons can face enormous costs. Land developers may encounter colossal obstacles that threaten to derail their projects, often after significant investments have already been made. The attorneys at Holtsford Gilliland put decades of experience to work in resolving environmental and other claims through effective negotiations and representation in administrative and judicial processes.