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Environmental Law

Our NJ Environmental Lawyers

If you or your company become the subject of an environmental investigation or lawsuit, it’s essential that your legal team understand the complexities of defending and resolving these types of these cases. At Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, we have extensive experience in environmental law cases.

The Perfect Fit

Clients turn to Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski not just because of our subject-matter expertise, but also because of our trustworthy, transparent approach to client representation. Our environmental  lawyers are both skillful and accessible. We’re not only responsive to your calls, but we have a reasonable fee structure and we strive to provide cost-conscious legal expertise. Our team is right-sized to meet the needs of all types of businesses—not too big, not too small. At Dughi, Hewit, and Domalewski, you’ll benefit from all the legal power, prestige, resources, and skill typical of a big firm, but with all the friendly approachability, responsivity, and affordability of a small practice.

Experience In Complex Environmental-Law Matters

Our environmental lawyers have played a lead role in defending corporations identified as PRPs (potentially responsible parties) by the US EPA and NJ DEP at many of the East Coast’s toxic-waste sites. We’ve been able to devise the best and most cost-effective strategies for defending our clients and successfully litigate highly complex environmental matters with many defendants and across many jurisdictions. Our team has participated on steering committees and has chaired allocation and negotiating committees within PRP groups that include hundreds of members. In cooperation with the US EPA and NJ DEP, we have negotiated consent decrees and site settlements as well as internal PRP group allocations and settlements. The environmental lawyers at Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski use their extensive knowledge to help sort out the legal obligations of PRPs and assess liability, cost allocation, and damages under both state and federal law.

Environmental Insurance Coverage

Our environmental lawyers have litigated insurance-coverage matters for major corporations, negotiated dozens of agreements for insurance for environmental liabilities, and prepared the documents necessary to enforce and uphold agreements and settlements.

Environmental Issues And Real Estate

In conjunction with real-estate transactions and development, we also perform due diligence and provide routine environmental-compliance advice. We frequently advise clients on matters involving underground storage tanks, asbestos, brownfields, flood hazards, and other environmental factors that affect property viability and value.

While our experience is quite extensive, much of the firm’s practice in this department focuses on the following areas:

  • Federal Superfund remediation, cost-recovery claims, and litigation
  • Business and transaction site-investigation and risk-assessment due diligence
  • NJ Spill Act remediation, cost-recovery claims, and litigation
  • PRP Group representation and waste-volume and settlement allocations
  • Third-party remediation, cost-recovery claims, and litigation
  • NJ DEP administrative and regulatory enforcement
  • NJ Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and environmental compliance
  • Insurance coverage

Knowledgeable, Experienced NJ Environmental Lawyers

Contact us today if you have an environmental matter.

Attorneys You May Be Working With

Russell L. Hewit


Russell L. Hewit, founding partner, of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses on...

Craig A. Domalewski

Managing Partner

Mr. Domalewski is the managing partner of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C. He focuses primarily on complex-dispute...

Scott A. Hall


Mr. Hall has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in complex-commercial litigation, insurance-coverage...

Dara L. Spiro


Ms. Spiro joined Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski in 2002 and was named a partner in...

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