The following practice areas are representative of some of the types of legal matters Environmental Law Center, PLLC handles:
Environmental Law Center, PLLC boasts extensive experience in administrative law and represents individuals and organizations in administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies and commissions, including the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, the Oklahoma Department of Mines, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Cases take on a very different character when before an appellate court. On appeal the focus is generally on complex legal argument instead of the factual circumstances of the case. Environmental Law Center, PLLC’s extensive experience at all levels of state and federal appellate courts allows the firm to serve a variety of clients regardless of where they are in the appellate process. Our attorneys have, for example, successfully defended appeals, prosecuted original actions, and even filed amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court.
Class Actions/Complex Litigation
Environmental Law Center, PLLC has a wealth of experience in prosecuting complex cases, both in federal and state courts. Our attorneys are zealous, dedicated advocates who have achieved successful results for clients in such complex cases as class actions, mass injuries, cases involving multiple parties with multiple different claims, and the use of complex scientific evidence.
Environmental law involves the complex interplay of administrative policies, state law, federal law, and personal rights. Environmental Law Center, PLLC provides services in all aspects of environmental litigation, including environmental damages to property, regulatory compliance, permit applications, and citizen suit actions.
Native American Law
Environmental Law Center, PLLC has unique experience in the area of Native American Law with a special focus on the issues important to Native American governments. Our attorneys have experience in successfully negotiating compacts between tribal and state governments, placing tribal property into trust, defending tribes’ natural resources, and defending Native American sovereignty in tribal, state and federal courts.
Water is the building block of life and development and is quickly becoming one of the most important fields of law. Environmental Law Center, PLLC provides a wide array of water services to clients, including water rights permitting and water quality regulatory compliance. Our attorneys have extensive experience and relationships with many agencies that focus on water rights and quality, such as the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the Grand River Dam Authority, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Environmental Law Center, PLLC has taken a central role in the development of wind law and the resolution of wind issues. Our lawyers have experience in negotiating the sitting of and permitting for wind energy facilities, and regulatory compliance for air quality standards before both the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.