John P. Judge has 31 years of experience in environmental counseling, permitting and litigation. John has represented clients in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in virtually all areas of environmental law, including hazardous waste regulation, Superfund cost recovery actions, Clean Air Act enforcement, toxic tort actions, clean water regulation and the Solid Waste Management Act. In addition to representing clients in environmental litigation matters, John provides environmental, health and safety regulatory counseling and negotiation assistance to clients in chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and energy industries. John has been environmental counsel to several high profile brownfields redevelopment projects.
John served as counsel to an industrial park developer for the conversion of a 500-acre former steelmaking facility into a new industrial park. He represented a merchant power company for the conversion of a 50-acre brownfield property into a 550 MW power plant and a merchant power company for the conversion of a 40-acre brownfield property into a 600 MW power plant. John served as common counsel to a large group of alleged CERCLA generators in United States v. A&D Recycling (Jack's Creek/Sitkin Smelting NPL Site) (M.D. Pa.); Southdown, Inc. v. Leslie D. Allen (N.D. Alabama). He was counsel to the defendant in United States v. Crozer Chester Medical Center (E.D. Pa.), a Clean Air Act enforcement case and principal third party defendant group counsel, United States v. Atlas Minerals and Chemicals, Inc. (E.D. Pa.). John has successfully defended Clean Water Act Citizen Suits including Crigler v. Richardson (M.D. Tenn.), and Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. The Philadelphia Gun Club (E.D. Pa.).
John routinely participates in environmental law seminars and panel discussions. He has organized seminars on Brownfields Redevelopment and Vapor Intrusion. A frequent contributor to the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s annual "Environmental Law Forum", John has presented topics such as HSCA/CERCLA, RCRA, Vapor Intrusion, Science Applications in Environmental Law and Wetlands Regulations.
John graduated from Indiana University School of Law (J.D., 1985) and received his master's degree in Environmental Science from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 1986. In 1980, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to attending law school, John worked in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's aquatic toxicology and wetlands regulation groups. John is admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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