Seeger Weiss is pleased to announce that partner Matt Pawa along with attorneys Ben Krass and Wesley Kelman have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law list.
Pawa, a pioneer of environmental litigation for over 25 years, has been involved in crucial environmental cases. He chairs Seeger Weiss’s environmental litigation practice, representing state and local governments in a wide range of lawsuits involving natural resource contamination, toxic pollution of air, water, and land, and the climate crisis. Pawa has been selected to Lawdragon’s list of leading environmental lawyers each time the list was published.
For nearly twenty years, Krass has brought environmental cases on behalf of states, municipalities, government entities, and injured individuals. He has worked on some of the most consequential and important cases in this area of environmental law, including representing the state of New Hampshire from 2003-2016 in litigation against major oil companies for contamination of the state’s waters with the chemical and gasoline additive MTBE. Krass was also selected by Lawdragon for its 2023 list.
A first-time honoree, Wesley Kelman has been an environmental litigator for more than a decade since leaving EPA. He represented trusts and an Alaskan native village in key global warming claims; citizen groups challenging air pollution permits, including a challenge to a major new power plant; and municipalities affected by EPA’s cleanup of the Housatonic River.
Currently, the Seeger Weiss environmental team represents the states of Vermont and Maine in litigation against 3M and DuPont for pollution of the state’s land and waters with the PFAS forever chemicals. They also represented numerous government entities in litigation against Monsanto over PCB pollution.
Lawdragon’s Green 500 selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or a court or authority of any jurisdiction.