Charles E. Merrill: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Charles E. Merrill

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Environmental & Chemical Regulation
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Remediation & Superfund
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1952
Fax: 314.480.1505
University Stanford University, A.B., with Distinction/Honors in Humanities, 1974 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolUniversity of California - Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1977 Order of the Coif, California Law Review, Membership Editor, 1976-1977
Admitted1977, Missouri; 1983, California; 1993, Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

•The Missouri Bar

•The State Bar of California

•TerraLex Environmental Law Committee


Throughout Charlie's 35-year legal career, most of his work has been for manufacturing and technology clients, such as manufacturers of chemicals, engines, machinery, metals and military ordnance.

His nationwide practice focuses on environmental law and has covered sites and facilities in more than 30 states. He provides counsel on a full range of environmental, health and safety matters; enforcement defense; environmental remediation; and toxic tort defense involving polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Charlie has represented government-contractor manufacturing clients at the following Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) remediation locations:

•Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund site, Nassau County, N.Y.

Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund site, Morgantown, W.V.

Former Air Force plant, Columbus, Ohio (pending matter).

At each location, the United States sought CERCLA response costs from his client and other potentially responsible parties, and Charlie countered with demands for contribution from various agencies, including the Department of Defense (DOD) and the General Services Administration (GSA). In the concluded matters, a Husch Blackwell team was able to assign to the United States a share equal to or greater than the clients'.

Awards and Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent


Represented Arch Chemicals Inc. in full range of environmental matters, including health and safety, enforcement and remediation.

•Counseled on environmental enforcement defense and remediation matters for EnPro Industries Inc.

•Advised on environmental remediation matters and toxic tort defense involving PCBs for Monsanto Co.

•Represented Olin Corp. in environmental, health and safety, enforcement and remediation matters.

•Advised on environmental remediation matters for Solutia Inc.


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Office Information

Charles E. Merrill

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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