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Environmental Coverage

Zelle attorneys have been at the forefront of environmental coverage disputes from the inception of CERCLA in 1980. The firm has handled hundreds of environmental coverage lawsuits in nearly every state including claims under environmental impairment liability policies as well as those under primary and excess policies. Zelle has tried numerous cases to judgment and has served for years as national and regional environmental coverage counsel for several major companies.

Zelle has considerable experience with environmental coverage disputes involving municipalities and has litigated many such claims under municipal liability insurance policies. Also, trade association "master policy programs," such as those utilized by the retail dry-cleaning industry, have been frequent subjects of disputes and litigation handled by the firm. In addition, Zelle attorneys have handled numerous toxic tort bodily injury coverage cases arising out of manufacturing plant air emissions, pesticides, chemicals, groundwater contamination, tobacco products, and lead.

For questions related to our environmental coverage practice, please feel free to contact the following attorneys: Kerry BrownRolf Gilbertson, Jerry McElroy, or Christopher Micheletti.

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