9 Lessons For Trial Lawyers In Environmental Cases

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 12:33 PM EST) -- Litigating large, complex environmental cases requires special skills as a trial lawyer. It means grasping concepts of geology, hydrogeology, environmental engineering, toxicology and epidemiology; synthesizing years (sometimes decades) of historical facts related to the operation and regulation of various industries; and presenting the client’s story simply and convincingly to a judge or jury.

Sometimes in the heat of trial, lawyers and their testifying experts become so focused on small skirmishes that they forget the big picture and lose their credibility. A case recently decided by California...
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