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Helping water suppliers explore their options

Whether your water system needs to take immediate action, is preparing for upcoming regulation in the state, or wants to understand the impact of impending federal regulation, you may have questions.

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Receive guidance on tough questions

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What are current federal and state PFAS regulations, and where are they heading?
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What should a water system do once it finds water contamination?
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What should a water system do if the contamination source is unknown?
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How much does it cost to build and maintain plants to treat the water?
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How can water systems recover costs for PFAS treatment without passing that expense onto its ratepayers?
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Can water systems sue at any time to recover treatment costs, or are there statutes of limitations that need to be considered?
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How we can help

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Stay up-to-date

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Regulatory updates
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Insight into upcoming regulation
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Stay current on regulations' impact on your water system
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Work with leading water treatment experts to identify available options and endeavor to recover the expenses
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Collaborative strategy

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Assist in identifying the water contaminant origin
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Investigate potential claims to determine strategy and assess if litigation is the best course of action
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Help develop an effective PFAS communication strategy to address ratepayers' concerns
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We do the heavy lifting

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Efficiently handle the burdensome paperwork for you
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Streamlined process due to our deep understanding of water contamination cases
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Exclusive focus on water contamination ensures extensive legal knowledge and unwavering support

With decades of experience, we've assisted over 150 water utilities across the United States.

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Superior PFAS litigation experience

Our team has the only lawyers in the country who have tried multiple PFOA cases successfully against 3M and DuPont, the primary defendants in PFAS lawsuits. Our team’s extensive PFAS experience has led to a number of our attorneys holding leadership positions in the current PFAS AFFF multidistrict litigation (MDL).

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Exclusive access to evidence

Our team is the only one with access to an extensive library of documents from 3M and DuPont, demonstrating they knew PFAS was harmful and purposefully provided false information to the public about its dangers. These documents cannot be replicated by anyone else, giving us an unmatched advantage when preparing for and during lawsuits.

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Extensive water litigation experience against large corporations

We have 20+ years exclusively representing water suppliers in contamination cases. The polluters we aim to hold accountable know that we are very experienced in our field and that we are not afraid of going to trial.

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The combined experience and resources of 5 firms

Those responsible for the contamination are some of the largest chemical companies in the country, and we have the resources and the commitment to see this through and get water systems the best possible outcome.

Our PFAS legal team consists of 5 firms

Collectively, we represent about 200 clients — including states, municipalities, water suppliers, and airports in a PFAS multidistrict litigation (MDL).

SL Environmental Law Group, P.C.

SL Environmental focuses exclusively on complex water contamination litigation and has over 20 years of experience working with public and private water utilities, cities and state governments. Since 2003, SL Environmental has represented over 150 clients in contamination cases that involve PFAS, 1,2,3-TCP, Perchlorate and MTBE, resulting in over $1.2 billion recovered in settlements and trials. Members of the firm hold positions on the Sovereign Committee, the Water Provider Committee, and Discovery Committee in the AFFF multidistrict litigation in the District of South Carolina (“AFFF MDL”), giving SL an upper hand in the MDL proceeding.

Law Office of Kevin Madonna, PLLC

The Law Office of Kevin Madonna, PLLC was formed in 2000 by founding partners Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Kevin Madonna, who specialize in complex environmental and consumer litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States.  Both Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Madonna have served in leadership roles for Waterkeeper Alliance, which operates a network of over 300 water protection programs around the world.  Together they successfully recovered millions for the treatment of environmental contamination in communities in Florida and Michigan, and received a jury verdict of $396 million against DuPont for poisoning a West Virginia community. Mr. Madonna is a founding member of our team of legal specialists and works diligently on our ongoing litigation in the MDL.

Douglas & London, P.C.

Douglas & London has over two decades of litigation experience. In prosecuting cases, the firm’s co-founding partners have served in leadership roles and as trial counsel in some of the largest national MDLs in the country. In the C-8 MDL, Gary Douglas served as co-lead trial counsel in the first two trial cases and lead counsel in the third case, securing a total combined award of more than $20 million for the three plaintiffs. Michael London served as the lead negotiator for settlement in the C-8 litigation, successfully negotiating a $670.7 million settlement with DuPont. Mr. Douglas and Mr.London currently serve on thePlaintiffs Executive Committee in the AFFF MDL.

Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP

Robert Bilott, partner at from Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP filed the first case in the country that resulted in the discovery and public disclosure of PFOA in drinking water supplies for approximately 70,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio attributable to DuPont. Mr. Bilott helped negotiate and obtain a class settlement in 2004 that secured benefits for the class valued in excess of $300 million, including water filtration systems for impacted private and public water supplies in West Virginia and Ohio, blood testing of 69,000 people, and eventual medical monitoring and establishment of general causation findings for personal injury claims. With nearly 25 years’ experience fighting against some of the biggest chemical companies, Mr. Bilott plays a vital role in our litigation team.

Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty, Proctor, Buchanan, O’Brien & Mougey, P.A.

Levin Papantonio Rafferty is recognized as one of the top litigation firms in the country. Its team of over thirty attorneys have been litigating personal injury and products liability cases since its inception in 1955. Members of the firm have served on Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees and/or Plaintiffs’ Executive Committees in over 20 MDLs across the nation. The firm focuses on all aspects of trial preparation for our PFAS cases, including working up expert reports, organizing discovery, taking depositions, organizing trial exhibits, and drafting and defending motions in limine and Daubert motions.

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"I appreciate SL Environmental Law Group’s commitment to the cause. They win only if we win, and they give it all in the process. This allowed us to move quickly at no risk for our rate payers."

Scott Minor

Interim GM, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District (ME)