Our Dallas, Texas, Environmental Litigation Practice Areas

From recovering the costs of contaminated site clean-up to suing a polluter for toxic chemical exposure, our environmental litigation firm handles all areas of environmental law for both plaintiffs and defendants. Learn more about our specific practice areas here.

Vapor Intrusion Lawsuits

Many property owners are unaware that the land they own was contaminated by a previous owner or by a neighbor.  That contamination has caused dangerous vapors to enter their homes or businesses.  The soil and groundwater may have been polluted by gasoline, dry cleaning solvents, or any number of other contaminants in previous years. However, when you go to sell the property and the buyer conducts its due diligence tests for pollutants, you could be faced with millions of dollars in cleanup costs before you can sell the property.

Find out if you may be able to recover these costs from the original polluter by talking with our Dallas-based national environmental trial firm. As an experienced litigator, Mike Goldman knows what laws apply and how to use them to your advantage. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant in a pollution case, give us a call.

Pollution Lawsuits

Many property owners are unaware that the land they own was contaminated by a previous owner or by a neighbor. The soil and groundwater may have been polluted by gasoline, dry cleaning solvents, or any number of other contaminants in previous years. However, when you go to sell the property and the buyer conducts its due diligence tests for pollutants, you could be faced with millions of dollars in cleanup costs before you can sell the property.

Find out if you may be able to recover these costs from the original polluter by talking with our Dallas-based national environmental trial firm. As an experienced litigator, Mike Goldman knows what laws apply and how to use them to your advantage. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant in a pollution case, give us a call.

Oilfield Contamination Lawsuits

Throughout Texas and across the United States, property owners and ranchers are routinely forced to deal with contamination that occurred on their property years ago on by out-of-date oil and gas drilling practices. The cleanup costs can be exorbitant. However, with experienced legal representation, property owners may be able to recover these costs from the original polluter.

Goldman Law, PC has successfully litigated oilfield contamination lawsuits and has the knowledge of federal, state, and local law necessary to pursue every legal avenue on your behalf. Mike Goldman also offers alternative fee structures so that your legal fees do not exceed your cleanup costs. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant facing environmental litigation, call our Dallas office today.

Oil and Gas Lawsuits

The oil and gas industry faces complicated legal issues on a regular basis. Whether you are an operator involved in a royalty dispute or a transportation provider involved in a wrongful death lawsuit, Goldman Law, PC has the experience to provide high-quality representation in a variety of disputes. Intimately familiar with how the industry works, Attorney Michael Goldman will give you and your company an insider’s advantage.

Goldman Law, PC, has handled enough oil and gas cases in Texas and across the country that it is able to get started immediately and work efficiently, saving you valuable time and money as your dispute is settled. For any legal issue involving oil and gas exploration and production, you can’t do better than Goldman Law, PC.

Business Disputes & Commercial Litigation

When your company is faced with a breach of contract or regulatory investigation, you need an attorney on your side who not only understands the underlying law but understands your industry. Goldman Law, PC, has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of business-related disputes in a variety of industries, including the oil and gas industry.

Whether your dispute is with another company, a governmental entity, or an insurance company, we have the knowledge and experience to jump right in and do what it takes to bring the matter to a resolution. If you are involved in a dispute, call Goldman Law, PC before it escalates beyond your control.

Exposure to Toxins

While there are safe chemicals that help us stay clean and healthy, there are also many dangerous and toxic chemicals in our world. When these chemicals are leaked into our water supply, spilled onto our soil, or vaporized into the air we breathe, we can become very ill. When this happens, the person or business responsible for releasing the toxin should be held accountable.

At Goldman Law, PC, we represent people who have been injured by exposure to toxic chemicals, and we help them get a financial settlement that will put their world right again. We also defend businesses who are falsely accused of causing illnesses due to the exposure to toxins. Whatever your situation, call us for an evaluation of your case.

Texas Water Code Lawsuits

At Goldman Law, PC, we believe in protecting the environment and ensuring that our air is safe to breathe and our water is safe to drink. However, when governmental entities and private law firms take advantage of environmental laws for profit, we are proud to represent defendants who are falsely accused. If you are being sued by a city or county government for an alleged violation of a Texas environmental law, you need the experienced representation of Goldman Law, PC.

Because these lawsuits are brought by outside law firms on behalf of local governments and are taken on a contingency basis, they are wide open for abuse, which is exactly what happens in many cases. The lawyer bringing the suit knows he will only get paid if he wins, and the larger the sum he wins, the more money he will get. Many unsuspecting defendants are forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars. With an experienced defender on your side, however, you can fight back.

Defending Enforcement Matters

It may start with a notice of violation or a Superfund notice letter. You or your company is being accused of violating federal or state environmental law. These non-judicial actions may be directing you to clean up a site or take some other compliance action. However, what you are being asked to do may not be simple and will likely be costly. Even more seriously, you may be hit with a formal judicial or criminal action ordering you to comply with the law.

Whatever your situation is, you need an experienced environmental enforcement defense attorney on your side. Goldman Law, PC, will fight false charges and ensure that your rights are protected in such matters. Do not hesitate to call our firm if you are facing environmental enforcement action.

Citizen Suits

We all remember old movies and TV shows where a person makes a “citizen’s arrest”—and we’ve wondered if that’s really a thing. When it comes to environmental law, it actually is. Several federal environmental statutes allow for citizens to act as attorneys general and bring legal action against a person or business that is in violation of an environmental law.

At Goldman Law, PC, we understand these provisions and can provide experienced counsel to both citizens seeking to charge a violator and businesses defending against such a charge. Call our office for more information about this unique legal situation.