Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

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Environmental Law

Since the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), federal, state, and local government agencies have placed increasing emphasis on environmental compliance and enforcement, forcing businesses to deal with issues of joint and several liability, cleanup expenses, civil lawsuits, and the threat of criminal and civil fines. Understanding and complying with requirements of regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, and evolving case law presents real challenges for companies and organizations. The Environmental Law Group at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote has the experience to guide your company through these issues. We are prepared to provide the legal guidance you need to effectively analyze, manage, and reduce the risks associated with environmental violations.

Should violations occur, our practice delivers a vigorous defense of your interests during investigations, lawsuits, and other enforcement proceedings. We concentrate in enforcement programs, real estate and transactional services, civil litigation, and criminal defense.

Enforcement Programs
The EPA, Department of Justice, and state regulatory agencies are actively engaged in pursuing claims under the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts; Comprehensive Environmental Responsible, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA); and Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA). The Co-chair of our Group, Peter T. Stinson, has over 25 years of environmental litigation and enforcement experience, including extensive involvement representing responsible parties in connection with the remediation of contaminated sites across the country. Having started his legal career with the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Stinson offers an inside understanding as to how the government conducts investigations and builds enforcement cases. This insight allows us to respond strategically, helping to avoid or minimize potential claims, penalties, and costs for our clients.

Real Estate and Transactional Services
Transferring property and corporate assets can trigger retroactive liability, as can cleanup costs for pollution or spills occurring years before. The Environmental Law Group can help with investigating potential liabilities in real estate and business transactions and analyzing the cost of remediation to bring a site into compliance. We are also prepared to assist with contract negotiations, zoning, insurance issues, and permit acquisition and can counsel multiple parties with collective responsibility for site cleanup.

Civil Litigation
Environmental civil matters can have severe consequences, ranging from government enforcement actions (including Superfund cases) and class action lawsuits to personal injury and insurance defense — any of which can be enormously costly to the bottom line and to company morale. For public companies, civil matters also have the potential to erupt in stockholder lawsuits, which can result in personal civil penalties against key members of management and even the board of directors. The Environmental Law Group will strategically defend your interests should you or your company be taken to court or before environmental enforcement boards.

Criminal Defense
When the federal government perceives that civil proceedings might be too lengthy or lenient, it reserves the right to bring criminal charges against individuals and companies. Should criminal proceedings commence, our firm offers a seasoned criminal defense team to help provide a strong defense on your behalf.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Janet K. Meub by a Sole Practitioner on 05/30/17 in Medical Malpractice Defense

    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery... Read more

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    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery and before the court. She exemplifies the highest level of legal capabilities, professionalism and ethics. Read less

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    I have worked on two separate lawsuits in which Dave was opposing counsel. He is a great attorney, professional, fair and intelligent. He exemplifies how the law should be practiced.

    I have worked on two separate lawsuits in which Dave was opposing counsel. He is a great attorney, professional, fair and intelligent. He exemplifies how the law should be practiced. Read less

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Diversity

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is committed to promoting a work environment that fosters and enhances diversity. The firm believes in the importance of various backgrounds and experiences which lead to better team work, strong ideas, and superior understanding in the workplace and in the various areas of law. We know our clients have a diverse workforce and our efforts towards a diverse law firm will enable us to better serve our clients.

Some of the firm’s extensive diversity efforts include:
  • Developing a diversity committee of seven attorneys to review firm policies and initiatives regarding diversity.
  • Being one of eleven law firms to participate in the Allegheny County Bar Association Minority Hiring Initiative. The firm has been a member of this organization since its inception and participates in all meetings.
  • Participating in the Allegheny County Bar Association Summer Clerkship and Law Internship Program. Through this, Dickie McCamey hires first year minority students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Duquesne University School of Law for 12-week summer clerkships.
  • Taking part in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law LLM program, in which law school graduates from other countries are able to experience law practices in a United States context by interning at Pittsburgh law firms.
  • Attending diversity conferences and lectures including:
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Diversity Conference
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Attorney Conference
    • Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Regional Convention
  • Sponsoring a law student from Panama through the ACBA’s Hispanic Attorneys Committee to assist him in preparing his thesis on the differences in the systems of law in Panama and United States.

Dickie McCamey believes in providing and maintaining a diverse workforce for attorneys and staff. We provide fair and ethical treatment regardless one’s race, gender, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical disability.

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer.
 

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