Lila devotes all of her practice to environmental and toxic tort litigation. A trial attorney for nearly 26 years, Lila has litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in New Jersey.
In the environmental arena, Lila has served as counsel in matters involving over 25 CERCLA Superfund sites and over 100 state enforcement sites. She has particular experience in handling Superfund claims, cost recovery and contribution actions, and private-party litigation involving multi-plaintiff property and personal injury claims. She has also served as counsel to Fortune 500 companies in litigation involving natural resource damages claims, leaking underground storage tanks, and groundwater contamination from chemicals such as hexavalent chromium, mercury, trichloroethylene (TCE), benzene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), perchlorate, pesticides, gasoline and home heating oil, as well as others.
Lila is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a bachelor of arts degree in the classics (Latin and Ancient Greek). While at the University of Southern California, in the fall of 1982, Lila attended the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy, a program sponsored by Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
•Issues in Environmental and Toxic Tort Liability, which covered the following presentations: Toxicology of Benzene and Flavorings; Asbestos and Silica Litigation Update; Introduction to Chemical Oxidation Technologies; and, How to Handle a Leaking Underground Storage Tank, AIG
•New Jersey Environmental Coverage Handbook, 2010 Edition
•Toxic Tort Handbook, 2010 Edition
•Third Circuit Expands Availability of Damages in Environmental Contamination Cases, Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No. 3, September, 2006
Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Year Joined Organization: 1995