Environmental Law is a body of law that consists of complex and interlocking statutes, common law, treaties, conventions, regulations and policies. These policies seek to protect the natural environment which may be affected, impacted, or endangered by human activities. Some environmental laws regulate the quantity and nature of impacts of human activities, for example, setting allowable levels of pollution. Other environmental laws are preventive in nature and seek to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.
Although our primary practice area is concentrated in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, our law firm has both initiated and defended environmental causes of action in other counties and in several states, including Oregon and Kentucky.
When initiating lawsuits, we work closely with our clients to thoroughly understand their situation, determine what legal casues of action are viable, and counsel them on finding appropriate remedies to their problems, whether that requires filing suit or pursuing other alternatives. When defending regulatory cases, our mission is to get our clients into compliance with the applicable laws, while working with the government agency to mitigate impacts to the clients' business or trade.
We are committed to serving our clients in all areas of environmental law. With over 25 years combined experience in environmental matters, the Livingston Law Firm will zealously represent you whether your case requires litigation (our primary focus), or is regulatory or transactional.