Phil focuses his practice in environmental and toxic tort litigation. He represents industrial clients on environmental air-quality compliance, permitting and enforcement issues and appeals. He has advised large electricity generating facilities, cement manufacturers, smelters, mines and manufacturing facilities.
Phil also defends business and property owners on underground storage tank, air quality, and the Clean Water Act enforcement actions and cost recovery actions under state and federal Superfund statutes. He advises clients on climate change issues, and developing federal and regional regulatory programs to address climate change.
While serving in the Marine Corps artillery, Phil realized he wanted to become a judge advocate. This decision led to law school, and a career as a civil litigation attorney. He is a retired Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and from 1984 to 2000, he served as Reserve Judge Advocate, advising Marine Corps facilities in California and Arizona on environmental issues.
Outside of the office, Phil spends time with his family and is active in Kiwanis International. He enjoys hiking and target shooting.
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