Mr. Jan Adam Greben

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  • Senior Partner at Greben & Associates (2 Attorneys)
  • 125 East De La Guerra Street, Suite 203, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Jan Greben is one of the nation's leading environmental litigators and a recognized expert in soil and groundwater contamination. His 30 years of experience includes Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Hazardous Substance Account Act (HSAA), cost recovery, toxic torts, inverse condemnation and public agency oversight disputes, spread among a wide variety of federal, state, regulatory and administrative proceedings. With his expansive knowledge regarding environmental and general civil laws, Mr. Greben practices extensively in the areas of environmental, business, real estate, complex and general civil litigation and many of his cases involve ground-breaking issues. He is an advocate for every client, whether representing a county or small business owner. His support also extends to assist clients obtain insurance coverage and handle coverage disputes relating to their specific cases.

Mr. Greben has first chaired many trials in state and federal courts, as well as facilitated numerous settlements by way of mediation. Since 1988, Mr. Greben has been awarded and maintained the prestigious AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, in recognition of his skills and expertise, experience, and highest level of professional integrity.

Areas of Practice (110)

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance
  • Environmental Land Use
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Air Pollution
  • Air Quality
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Chemical Regulation
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Coastal Environmental Law
  • Environmental Administrative Law
  • Environmental Arbitration
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Environmental Insurance
  • Environmental Insurance Claims
  • Environmental Insurance Coverage
  • Environmental Insurance Defense
  • Environmental Liability
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Mediation
  • Environmental Business Law
  • Environmental Class Actions
  • Environmental Corporate Law
  • Environmental Cost Recovery
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Environmental Legislative Practice
  • Environmental Penalties
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Environmental Real Estate
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Gas Pollution
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Hazardous Materials and Substances
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Liability
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Permits
  • Hazardous Waste Regulation
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Pollution
  • Property Remediation
  • Superfund
  • Toxic Chemicals
  • Toxic Substance Liability
  • Toxic Substance Regulation
  • Toxic Substances
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Water Pollution
  • Water Quality
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • E-Discovery
  • Trial Practice
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Regulatory Law
  • Regulatory Agency Practice
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Self Regulatory Agency Investigations
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Building and Public Safety Codes
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Water Districts
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance Adjuster Liability
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Contracts
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Mediation
  • Natural Resources
  • Drainage and Levee
  • Drainage Law
  • Flood Control
  • Water Law
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Chemical Explosions
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Environmental Products Liability
  • Heavy Equipment Products Liability
  • Industrial Products Liability
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Product Warning Labels
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Mesothelioma
  • Occupational Cancer
  • Occupational Disease
  • Radiation Injury
  • Silicosis Litigation
  • Zoning Law
  • Zoning Variances

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
805-335-2384  Phone
805-963-9090  Phone
805-963-9098  Fax
University Attended:
San Jose State University, B.A., Political Science, 1978
Law School Attended:
Santa Clara University, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1982, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1991, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1987, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1982, California; 1988, U.S. Claims Court
State Bar of California; Santa Barbara County Bar Association; Sacramento County Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Los Angeles, California, 1955
Reported Cases:
Abarca, Raul Valencia, et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc., et al., Case No. CVF07-0388 OWW DLB, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California; City of Modesto v. The Dow Chemical Company, et. al., Case Nos. 999643 & 999345, Superior Court of California for the County of San Francisco; Hinds Investments, L.P., et al. v. Team Enterprises, et al., Case No. CVF 07-00703 LJO GSA, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California; KFD Enterprises v. City of Eureka, et al., Case No. CVF 08-04571 MMC, United States District Court for the Northern District of California; DTSC v. Payless Cleaners, et al, 368 F. Supp 2d 1069, 2005 United States District LEXIS 7873; 60 ERC (BNA) 1437; Team Enterprises, LLC v. Western Inv.,, Case No. CVF 08-0872 LJO SMS, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California; Team Enterprises, LLC v. Western Inv.,, Case No. 10-16916, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.; Voggenthaler v. Maryland Square, LLC., 2010 United States District LEXIS 74232 (D. Nev., July 22, 2010).
Hobbies & interests:
Cycling, hiking, and music.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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