Overview

Ben Mathieu assists clients in all areas of civil environmental litigation, CERCLA/Superfund matters, administrative appeals and land use siting and permitting disputes.

His experience includes representing two parties in the $2 billion CERCLA cost allocation of a pacific northwest superfund site involving more than 200 potentially responsible parties, serving as counsel to the permittee in an administrative appeal of a municipal solid waste facility approval and assisting clients in the purchase and sale of contaminated properties. Ben’s land use qualifications include managing pre-trial discovery in adverse possession and boundary fence litigation as well as drafting and reviewing municipal ordinances, zoning and wetlands regulations and plans of conservation and development.

Prior to entering private practice, Ben served as a law clerk for the Hon. Anna M. Moran in the Third Judicial District of the Alaska Superior Court, in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and in the Civil Division of the U.S Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Before attending law school, he also participated in the Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.'s Executive Leadership Program while working in their Environmental, Health & Safety Department.

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American Bar Association, Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources – Endangered Species Committee, Articles Subcommittee Co-Vice Chair, 2020-present

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