Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC attorneys have represented clients in a broad range of environmental matters over the last 80 years. Our environmental law attorneys represent clients in the context of litigation, real estate transactions and regulatory matters. Typical engagements include nuisance actions arising out of air or water pollution, actions to recover stigma damages to real property, defending scrap metal recyclers and processors, and representing a variety of other businesses and industries in litigation and regulatory proceedings involving license and permitting issues, hazardous waste disposal, solid waste disposal, toxic materials and chemicals, and underground storage tanks. Our environmental attorneys are experienced in representing clients in litigation and transactions involving potential liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act ("CERCLA") (more commonly known as the "Superfund" statute), right-to-know laws, and the National Environmental Protection Act ("NEPA").
Environmental litigation frequently includes claims for cost recovery, contribution, administrative actions, citizen suit defense, water rights, asbestos and toxic tort claims, license and permit negotiations and appeals, underground storage tank cleanups, and contested cases before state and federal environmental regulatory boards.
Hodges Doughty & Carson PLLC attorneys also have decades of experience representing parties in property damage and/or personal injury lawsuits involving air and water pollution, hazardous wastes, underground and aboveground storage tank releases, and Superfund litigation. Our litigators also have extensive experience working with scientific and medical expert witnesses in many disciplines, including: toxicology, hydrogeology, environmental engineering, industrial environmental policymaking (including the operation of underground and aboveground storage tanks), chemical engineering, and real estate appraisal (e.g., stigma and/or diminution in value).
Our attorneys have experience litigating environmental matters in Tennessee state courts and federal courts, and representing clients before administrative agencies including, without limitation, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation ("TDEC"), the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"), and various local planning commissions and industrial boards.