Robert B. McNeal: Lawyer with Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation

Robert B. McNeal

Phone(504) 556-4052

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Practice Areas

  • Aviation
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • Complex Business
  • Bankruptcy and Utility Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: (504) 556-4052
Fax: (504) 556-4108
http://www.liskow.com
 
University Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981 Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolTulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1984 Moot Court Board, Member, 1982-1984; Tulane University Law School, LL.M., Energy/Environmental Law, with distinction, 1993
 
Admitted1984, Louisiana
 
Memberships 

Honors & Affiliations

Best Lawyers' 2013 New Orleans Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2015
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Environment: Litigation, 2007-2014
Louisiana Super Lawyers 2015
New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Class of 2012
•American Employment Law Counsel
•Environmental Law Institute
•Federal Bar Association
•Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
•Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
•Louisiana Bar Foundation
•Louisiana State Bar Association
•Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute

 
Born1959
 
Biography

Mr. McNeal represents businesses as lead litigation counsel in a variety of environmental, energy, commercial, and tort matters in both federal and state courts. In addition, he advises clients regarding energy and environmental regulatory matters.

He has extensive experience in litigation concerning the cleanup of legacy oilfield properties, including handling a large number of these cases in trial and appellate courts. Additionally, he has worked on a broad range of litigation associated with other environmental and energy issues, including numerous class actions, environmental citizen suits, refinery-related litigation, pipeline matters, oil & gas disputes, landfill suits and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in environmental disputes with Louisiana regulators.

Mr. McNeal was formerly trial counsel for an integrated oil company and is familiar with upstream and downstream operations and related legal issues.

Presentations

•Presenter, “Louisiana Rising: Oilfield Contamination Litigation, ” Louisiana State Bar Association, LSBA Annual Meeting & LSBA/LJC Summer School (2015)
•Presenter, “Recent Legislative Developments: The 2014 Legislature, ” Louisiana State Bar Association, Energy and Environmental Law Summit (2014)
•Presenter, “Update: Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., et al., ” Louisiana Section of the Air and Waste Management Association (2014)
•Presenter, “Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., et al., ” Louisiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section Annual Meeting (2014)
•Presenter, “Act 312 (Legacy Site) Plan Approval Process, ” Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Annual Seminar, Louisiana Oil & Gas: From SONRIS to Sunset (2013)
•Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt Law School (2012)
•Lecturer, University of Houston Law Center (2012)
•Presenter, “Deposing Non-Medical Opposing Experts, ” Louisiana State Bar Association Mastering the Deposition: Tips & Techniques Seminar (2012)
•Presenter, Recent Judicial Developments in Legacy Litigation, ” Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Annual Seminar, Louisiana Oil & Gas: From SONRIS to Sunset (2012)
•Presenter, The Limited Admission at Trial, Louisiana Oil & Gas: Legacy Lawsuit Seminar & Legislative Recap (2012)
•Presenter, “Louisiana Legacy Litigation Update, ” Liskow & Lewis Energy Law Seminar (2011)
•Presenter, “Louisiana Ground Water Resources, ” Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Annual Seminar, Louisiana Oil & Gas: From SONRIS to Sunset (2011)
•Presenter, Ethical Issues and Communications When Dealing With State or Federal Agencies, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Annual Seminars, Louisiana Oil & Gas: From SONRIS to Sunset (2008-2010)
•Presenter, “Louisiana Oilfield Cleanup Litigation, ” Tulane Environmental Law Seminar (2007)
•Presenter, “Act 312: Louisiana's New Oilfield Cleanup Legislation, ” Louisiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section Annual Meeting (2006)

Publications

•“Louisiana Legislature Modifies Oilfield Cleanup Legislation, ” The Energy Law Blog (2012)
• Awarding Fees to Prevailing Party Discourages Frivolous Suits, 21 The Envtl. Forum 3 (2004)
• The Dischargeability of Environmental Liabilities in Bankruptcy, 6 Tul. Envt. L. J. 1 (1992)

 
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Robert B. McNeal

701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000
New OrleansLA 70139




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