John P. Judge has over 34 years of experience in environmental counseling, permitting and litigation. John has represented clients in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies 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 Act 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 has served as counsel to an industrial park developer for the conversion of a 500-acre former steelmaking facility into a new industrial park. He has 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 large groups of alleged CERCLA generators. He has defended Clean Air Act enforcement cases and Clean Water Act Citizen Suits. John is currently representing a landfill owner in a professional negligence and strict liability action against a design engineering firm and liner manufacturer that is scheduled for trial in September 2020.
Since 2006, John has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading environmental practitioner, in Pennsylvania. 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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