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Environmental Litigation Committee


Welcome to the Environmental Litigation Committee website. Our Committee is dedicated to helping its members become better environmental litigators. We believe that we are one of the most collegial and friendly committees in the ABA, and that our members truly benefit from the relationships they develop with other lawyers whose practices are focused on environmental matters.

We are large enough to put on excellent and informative education programs, while being small enough that no one feels left out or lost in the crowd. Year after year the Committee identifies the legal issues and topics that are at the forefront of the practice and brings together lawyers, judges, consultants and in-house counsel to teach and inform our members.

If you are not a member of the Environmental Litigation Committee, we invite you to join us.


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Join a Subcommittee!

Our committee has numerous subcommittees on specific areas of interest—and now they are easier than ever to join. Simply click the "Join" link to the right above and you will be directed to a list of all available subcommittees. We have groups focused on water, air, bankruptcy, toxic torts, CERCLA, eminent domain and much more.

Ask a Mentor

The latest installment of Ask a Mentor is now available on our Young Lawyers page.

Calling all Women Environmental Attorneys!

Consider joining the Subcommittee of Women Environmental Lawyers (SWEL) during our next bimonthly conference call. The calls discuss committee activities and publication opportunities, allowing members to share successes or questions, and feature a new speaker discussing an ongoing matter or "hot topic" in environmental law during every call. The next call is November 19, 2012, at 4 p.m. Eastern. Contact Maggie Witherup or Gail Wurtzler to be added to the email reminders and to get the call-in number.

Environmental Litigation Fall 2014 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Environmental Litigation newsletter is now available.

Get Involved

Involvement in our committee is a great way to keep your practice up-to-date and get more involved in the Section of Litigation. In addition to seeking contributions to our newsletter and website, we are looking for help with our subcommittees. If you think you might be interested in contributing an article, news & development, or case note; joining a subcommittee; or getting involved in leadership, please let us know.



Our active subcommittees include:

  • Air
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy Environmental Claims
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Criminal Litigation & Enforcement
  • Damages
  • Eminent Domain
  • Insurance


  • Mass Environmental & Toxic Torts
  • RCRA
  • Trial Practice
  • Water
  • Young Lawyers
  • Newsletter
  • Programming
  • Website
  • Joint CLE Summit Meeting

Find contact information for committee and subcommittee chairs:



Environmental Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editors Newsletter Editors
Meaghan Boyd

Atlanta, GA

Kevin Bruno

Princeton, NJ

Ted A. Warpinski

Milwaukee, WI

Adam Thomas

San Francisco, CA

Andrew N. Sawula

Chicago, IL

Karen Aldridge Crawford

Columbia, SC

Ruth M. Ivory-Moore

Fairfax, VA