Stoll Berne attorneys are experienced in representing individuals, public entities, and classes in complex environmental litigation. We have worked on issues ranging from mass environmental torts to consumer products contamination, and state and federal natural resource damage recovery. We bring our unparalleled expertise in complex and class action litigation to every matter, allowing us to provide high-quality environmental representation to disputes on a local and regional level. Outside of litigation, we help clients navigate the complex state and federal regulatory framework of environmental law, including with respect to wetlands permitting, environmental enforcement, surface and groundwater quality and supply, and code compliance.
Our Environmental Work is Built on Expertise in Complex Civil Litigation
As Special Assistant Attorneys General for the State of Oregon, Stoll Berne, along with co-counsel Keller Rohrback, worked with Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and attorneys from the Oregon Department of Justice on claims against Monsanto seeking recovery for damage caused to Oregon’s wildlife and environment by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
The Portland Public School Board of Education hired Stoll Berne attorneys Tim DeJong and Steve Berman to conduct an investigation regarding the district's practices and protocols for testing for lead in water and disclosing information to the public about lead in water at schools and buildings.
Stoll Berne represented approximately 50 individual residents of Coos Bay, Oregon, including the elderly and families with young children, who lived adjacent to a nickel ore processing facility that was releasing large quantities of fine red dust.
Stoll Berne attorney Robert Stoll (Retired) represented Alaskan fishing interests, municipal governments, and landowners along Prince William Sound who suffered damages in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.