Donald A. Soutar

Associate Attorney

  • Focus: Environmental Pollution
  • Phone: 212-558-5500
  • Fax: 212-344-5461
  • 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

I have always been a champion of environmental causes and an advocate for individual rights. That’s why I’m so glad to be part of the Weitz & Luxenberg team.

Donald A. Soutar is an associate in our Environmental Toxic Torts Litigation unit. Since joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Soutar’s talents have proven invaluable in a number of actions taken against polluters. Examples: his role as lead attorney in a Pompton Lakes, N.J., case where noxious vapors from groundwater contamination intruded into homes; and his agile efforts to deliver justice to workers exposed to toxic chemicals at coal-testing laboratories throughout West Virginia.

Mr. Soutar previously held a position with the New Jersey law firm of Day Pitney, LLP. During the decade he spent there, Mr. Soutar litigated contract disputes, real-estate cases and consumer-finance and -protection matters. In a single year, he secured the privilege of practicing law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, later adding admission to the bar of West Virginia and U.S. District Court (in New Jersey).

In 1999, Mr. Soutar received a juris doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law. During his time at the school, he participated in the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic. Mr. Soutar decided on a career in law after spending several years as a teacher in public schools — and as a musician.

Indeed, he holds an undergraduate degree in music performance and education from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, along with a master of music degree from the University of Massachusetts. Away from the office, Mr. Soutar is an avid cyclist and outdoorsman who also volunteers as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America (in his teen-age years, he had attained the rank of Eagle Scout).

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