Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation

      Sub-Practice Areas

  • Bio aerosols and molds
  • Toxic waste sites
  • Lead paint
  • Bacterial growth and corrosive water / leaks in copper and cast-iron pipes
  • Toxic mold
  • Diesel fuel spills
  • Natural gas leaks
  • Other toxic and chemical exposures 


Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation

Palumbo Lawyers routinely handles cases involving bodily injury, professional liability or damage to property or natural resources as a result of pollution-related events, contamination, or exposure to toxins.   Our team regularly defends environmental claims brought against its clients involving (but not limited to) Superfund claims and private sites overseen by Regional Water and Air Quality Boards, RCRA claims, underground storage tanks, and cleanup litigation (Stringfellow and Harding sites). The firm has defended general contractors and developers in the majority of downtown San Diego, California mixed-use high-rise buildings involving hydrogen sulfide gases throughout the Chinese pipe plumbing systems including spearheading responses to “microbiologically induced corrosion” and/or “microbiologically influenced corrosion” and sulfate-reducing bacteria which can produce hydrogen sulfide and induce stress cracking. The firm also routinely handles “corrosive water” cases with resulting leaks in copper pipes throughout many California residential developments.

Involved in many aspects of environmental and toxic tort litigation, and consultation, the firm’s attorneys’ unique experience and depth in the construction industry greatly enhances their ability to analyze, evaluate, negotiate and develop key strategies for remediation and rehabilitation.  Palumbo Lawyers also has the knowledge and expertise to provide its clients a fair and balanced response to litigation, as well as State and Municipal regulatory sanctions and compliance. Palumbo Lawyers’ experience in providing advice regarding environmental liability, risk management and mitigation, insurance coverage, and environmental risk avoidance techniques enables clients to minimize both known and unforeseen environmental exposures at any time.