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At the firm, we represent national and international companies in the defense and prosecution of cases involving environmental liabilities.

Environmental matters the firm has handled include:

  • We represented a major oil company in a cost recovery contribution suit against the United States and 106 other parties related to Tex Tin Super Fund Site in Texas City, Texas. After settlements were reached following an extensive mediation process involving liability and allocation submissions, the Settling PRPs requested that our firm represent them in a suit against subsequently discovered PRPs for contribution. This complex case involved numerous assertions of divisible harm and the useful product defense, just addressed by the U. S. Supreme Court in Burlington No. & Santa Fe R. Co. v. United States, et. al.
  • We represented a major oil company in a suit for contribution related to alleged environmental damage due to rail car leakage.
  • We represented the purchaser of a shipyard in suit against the seller of the shipyard for fraud and breach of contract based upon alleged undisclosed environmental liabilities.

Environmental lawsuits can be extremely costly. We understand the importance of gathering the facts, retaining the right experts, making an early assessment of the potential costs and liabilities, and striving to achieve an early resolution where possible.

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Office Location

Schwartz, Junell,
Greenberg & Oathout, LLP

Two Houston Center
909 Fannin Street, Suite 2700
Houston, Texas 77010

713-752-0017 Telephone
877-752-2477 Toll Free
713-752-0327 Fax

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Awards & Affiliations

  • lexis Nexis
  • Super Lawyers
  • International Alliance Of Law Firms
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News 2015
  • 2014 | Best Lawyers | BEST LAW FIRMS | U.S. News
  • USA | 2014

* These attorneys were recognized by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service:
David Finck - 2006
Roger Greenberg - 2007-2011
William Junell, Jr. - 2003-2013
Heather Kabele - 2008-2011
Steven Rech - – Rising Star 2004 - 2005,Super Lawyer 2012, 2013
Richard Schwartz - 2003-2014

** These attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers as among "The Best Lawyers in America":
William Junell, Jr. – Commercial Litigation 1999-2015
Richard Schwartz – ADR 2007-2015, Commercial Litigation 2008-2015, Labor and Employment 2011-2015, Arbitration 2011-2015, Mediation 2011-2015
Steven Rech - Commercial Litigation 2015
Roger Greenberg - Commercial Litigation 2015

*** Monica Oathout is listed as a Notable Texas Labor & Employment Attorney in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA

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