Feigen Law Group
Los Angeles, CA
Tel: (310) 271-0606, Fax: (310) 274-0503
Recently, Ms. Feigen has expanded her practice to include environmental law. She represents clients in cases where toxic substances in the water, soil or air need to be cleaned up and remediated. Often clients are defendants who are responsible but maybe not solely responsible for the damage they or their predecessors on the site have left and that causes injury to people, as well as property. This then entails finding other Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) who have contributed to the environmental damage at the site. Ms. Feigen works with consultants including a licensed private investigator who is highly experienced in environmental site histories. Her close collaboration with an investigative team also helps in identifying and locating potential witnesses who may play an important role in determining what entities have actually polluted the site. She also uses scientific environmental consultants who perform tests on air, soil and water suspected of being contaminated and determine the likely flow of groundwater, etc. She also works on behalf of plaintiffs who are victims of negligence (both by corporations and government bodies) and who have suffered harm because of environmental issues, be they stemming from polluted water to dangerous airborne chemicals.
This field is expanding because both state and federal agencies are cracking down on perpetrators who have left messes in their wake. Often, particularly in the past or in decades when oversight has been lax, oil and chemical companies have moved or sold sites they had been on without adequately cleaning up, only to cause damage possibly years later to innocent third parties. There are numerous state and federal agencies that provide oversight, as well as repositories of information, and Ms. Feigen works with these agencies, as well as the information they collect, to try to rectify the wrongs that have been done.
Because these kinds of cases often involve complex litigation and vast amounts of pre-trial discovery, Ms. Feigen partners with large firms, when necessary, to create a powerful team for the representation of her clients. Her clients include:
Her clients include families in Michigan who have been displaced and harmed by the Kalamazoo River spill and corporations who are wrongly accused of having been the cause of a major ground oil spill.