Key Services

Civil Litigation &
Regulatory Counseling

E&W’s attorneys bring decades of experience in resolving and litigating civil and administrative environmental matters, both in government and in the private sector. We have a constructive, problem-solving approach to disputes, as well as to matters that involve remediation and project development.
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Investigations, Compliance,
& Criminal Defense

E&W is well-positioned to assist clients in a broad range of environmental investigations and compliance matters, from internal investigations to white collar defense in government investigations, evaluating the effectiveness of corporate compliance programs, and conducting environmental compliance audits.

Emerging Chemical Advisory & Litigation

E&W Law has highly skilled environmental practitioners and litigators in response to contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs),perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances of concern, microbial contaminants, addressing use, presence, regulation and risk.

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Environmental Remediation, Brownfields & Voluntary Cleanup Programs

E&W advises and builds strategies to resolve liability, negotiate with other responsible parties to achieve voluntary remediation of historical contamination, and defend against threatened state enforcement.

Government &
Regulatory Affairs

E&W’s advocacy and outreach efforts have gained traction and support in both houses of Congress and have expanded to become key components of initiatives in various Executive Branch bodies, including the White House.
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business advisory

Business Models & Markets Advisory

As more and more impaired waters come under the auspices of the U.S. EPA and stringent federal regulatory mandates, communities are in greater need of flexible and cost-effective approaches to meet these demands, balanced with local job creation and economic growth.

E&W works closely with industrial, municipal, agricultural, and environmental interests to identify the options and map out strategies to enhance watershed-scale improvements.  E&W’s experience and credibility within this space has led to greater acceptance of the water quality trading approach and a path forward to profitably improve the quality of a watershed.


With a comprehensive understanding of historic, current, and emerging risk, E&W is positioned to assist its clients execute optimal decisions on a critical transaction.
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Contact Us

Earth & Water is a high-tech national law firm serving your legal needs from our virtual and physical offices, without the burden and costs associated with traditional law firms.
Please contact us if we can help with your business needs. We have offices in Washington, D.C, Florida, Oklahoma, and Georgia. Contact Brendan McGinnis at (202) 280-6362 for general needs.