Chester R. Babst, III

Chester R. Babst, III: Attorney with Babst Calland AV stamp icon
  • Founding Shareholder at Babst Calland (148 Attorneys)
  • Two Gateway Center, 603 Stanwix Street, 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    View Chester R. Babst, III's office location
  • Peer Reviews

  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
    • #199 in weekly profile views out of 10,001 Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA
    • #42,536 in weekly profile views out of 1,822,458 total attorneys Overall
Attorney Awards


Area of Emphasis

Chip Babst is Chairman of the Firm and serves on the Management Committee. He is a member of the Environmental and Energy and Natural Resources groups. Mr. Babst has more than 40 years of experience in providing counsel on environmental matters to both private and public clients.

Mr. Babst is a nationally-recognized authority on Clean Air Act issues and has handled complex permitting and compliance issues at federal, state and local levels throughout the United States. His experience in dealing with federal and state agency penalty policies and enforcement processes has enabled him to assist clients in negotiating acceptable settlements in environmental enforcement cases involving significant demands for civil penalties and injunctive relief. He also has represented clients in administrative and judicial hearings at the state and federal levels and has presented environmental issues before the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeal.


Mr. Babst received his B.A. from Bucknell University in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973, where he was Topics and Research Editor of the Law Review.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Energy & Natural Resources

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412-394-5407  Phone
(412) 586-1025  Fax
University Attended:
Bucknell University, B.A., History, '69
Law School Attended:
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., '73
Year of First Admission:
1973, Pennsylvania; 2000, West Virginia

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Babst was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1973 and to the West Virginia Bar in 2000. He is a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years, and was named the Best Lawyers 2012 Pittsburgh Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Babst has been listed in the highest rated category for environmental lawyers in Chambers USA's America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2003 and has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania's top lawyers according to an annual survey published in Philadelphia magazine.

Active in community service, Mr. Babst is the vice chairman of the Allegheny County Health Department Air Advisory Committee and the vice chairman of the Allegheny County Air Quality Task Force. He also serves on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Promise, the board of trustees of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the board of directors of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, and as a fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Association Foundation. His work with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law following his graduation includes working to develop and implement an Environmental Certificate Program, working with the Black Law Student Association to develop and implement a mentoring program with members of the Allegheny County Bar, and serving on the Energy Law Advisory Board.

Birth Information:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 21, 1947

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Documents (2)

Documents by this lawyer on

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Contact Chester R. Babst, III

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.