McGlinchey Stafford environmental attorneys counsel on regulatory requirements and health and safety issues for our business clients in petroleum, chemical, manufacturing, real estate and other industries.

The team represents and advises clients on matters involving regulatory compliance, government relations, litigation and business transactions and operations within an environmental context.

McGlinchey Stafford attorneys provide representation to clients on environmental issues arising under the full spectrum of federal and state laws and regulations, including the: Louisiana Environmental Quality Act; Clean Water Act; Clean Air Act; Solid Waste Disposal Act; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund); Safe Drinking Water Act; Toxic Substances Control Act; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA); Coastal Zone Management Act; the Oil Pollution Act (OPA 90), and the Department of Environmental Quality Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP).

From toxic torts to Superfund counsel, our attorneys provide environmental law services across Louisiana and Texas, where our practice scope includes issues involving:

  • Air Quality
  • Audits
  • Emergency Planning and Response
  • Hazardous Substance Issues
  • Legislative Counseling
  • Litigation
  • Mold Issues
  • Permit Defense
  • Permitting
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Remediation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Water Quality and Resource Management

We believe understanding our client’s business is paramount in crafting an ideal legal strategy. Our environmental attorneys benefit from McGlinchey’s active membership in the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance (LCIA) and the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA).

Unique Attorney Experience

McGlinchey Stafford attorneys have degrees in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, biology, medicine and advanced degrees in environmental law.
The governmental experience of several members of McGlinchey’s environmental team offers valuable insight into how government agencies resolve environmental issues. Our attorneys also bring a wide range of personal and professional contacts that have been developed over the years at all levels of government – contacts that often prove key to resolving these often complex environmental matters.

Our unique experience in the environmental and regulatory arenas includes the following:

  • David Dugas was named as a Member (2001-2010) and then Chair (2006-2010) of the U.S. Attorney General’s Environmental Issues Advisory Subcommittee and the Co-Chairman of the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Policy Committee, while serving as United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.