Weitz & Luxenberg today announced that its lawsuit against Taconic Plastics Limited over water contamination in Petersburgh, New York, has been certified as the first…Read More
Industrial polluters can cause extensive damage to people’s health and livelihood. One of the nation’s premier plaintiffs’ law firms, Weitz & Luxenberg uses its environmental expertise to obtain justice for communities affected by environmental pollution.Speak to an Attorney Now
Despite laws to protect people and the environment, pollution and contaminants generated by companies that negligently handle their chemical waste still poison our air, soil, and water, placing people’s lives and livelihoods in jeopardy. Consequences of corporate misconduct include property damage and plummeting property values. Health hazards include cancer, birth defects, and disabilities.
Weitz & Luxenberg is a large and experienced law firm dedicated to holding accountable those responsible for causing these injuries and making wrongdoers pay compensation to their innocent victims.
Weitz & Luxenberg has nearly 100 attorneys ready to fight for you.
Robin L. Greenwald joined Weitz & Luxenberg in 2005 and has since led her team to several notable triumphs. Before joining the firm, she spent nearly 20 years prosecuting environmental violations for the U.S. Department of Justice. Over the years, Ms. Greenwald has developed multiple strategies to protect vulnerable environmental resources. She has represented public entities that are faced with the need to remove chemicals from drinking water caused by corporate polluters, and she has obtained relief for people who become sick or whose property is damaged because of avoidable industry pollution. Get In Contact >
Pollution knows no boundaries. Weitz & Luxenberg works to help victims of environmental pollution in communities across the United States. We strive to help our clients and remove contamination to land, water and/or air in our communities, while obtaining all appropriate compensation for those who have been harmed by the pollution.
At Weitz & Luxenberg, we stand by our passionate belief that everyday people are as entitled to high-powered legal representation as big businesses. For more than three decades, our firm has fought for the victims of corporate negligence and greed, holding oil and gas firms; manufacturers of dangerous chemicals, products, and goods; and other large corporations accountable for their contamination of the environment.
After BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spilling 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Weitz & Luxenberg secured a $7.8 billion settlement on behalf of fishermen, homeowners, and businesses.(3) (4)*
When tests showed Volkswagen had programmed its diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests, Weitz & Luxenberg was one of the first law firms to initiate a class action suit. The subsequent nationwide class action resulted in a $14.7-billion settlement.*
The cost of chemical waste disposal generated by companies creates the incentive to pollute — either they spend the money to dispose of the waste safely or they discharge it in an unsafe manner that contaminates the environment, including drinking water.
A company’s improper handling of its waste can result in the contamination of an entire town’s water supply. Oil spills into coastal waters can affect workers in the tourism and fishing industries. And man-made chemicals found in the environment can cause adverse health effects.
Economic impacts of environmental pollution are devastating; the health consequences can be deadly.
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Weitz & Luxenberg has a proven track record of successfully handling environmental litigations and securing landmark settlements for our clients.*
Settlement with BP in the Gulf Oil Spill litigation.
Settlement with oil firms in a water contamination suit.
Settlement with Volkswagen in emissions class actions.
I would like to acknowledge how grateful I am to Weitz & Luxenberg for their dedication and ability to persevere and finally win a case my wife and I were involved in. Their name, and power in that name, and their hard work paid dividends for us. Thank you so much to the good people at Weitz & Luxenberg for not only representing us but also for being a friend to us.
The firm genuinely cared about my family and diligently worked hard on our case and saw it through to the end.
My experience with Weitz & Luxenberg was a smooth one. It was great to have an experienced team like them in my corner.
* While our past record does not guarantee future success, it is something you may want to consider when evaluating our experience.