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William Bruce Pasfield

William Bruce Pasfield

Practice areas:

White Collar Crime, Environmental and Natural Resources, Defective and Dangerous Products, Admiralty & Maritime

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About Me

Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. White Collar Crime: 50%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%
    28 years, 100 cases
  4. Admiralty & Maritime: 10%
    22 years, 50 cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Walter D. James III

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Bruce Pasfield is one of the most complete environmental lawyers out there. It is a real pleasure wrking with him! WDJiii


    Walter James Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

950 F Street Nw
Washington, DC, 20004-1438



DCActive 200605/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing198408/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Attorney General's Distinguished Service AwardU.S. Department of Justice2005
Bronze Medal for LitigationU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAlston & Bird2005 - Present
Assistant Section ChiefU.S. Department of Justice1990 - 2005
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office1984 - 1990


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationChairperson of Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Commitee2010 - 2011

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
United States v. Fleet Management Inc. et. al.Charges dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
BNA Environment ReporterSimple Negligence and Clean Water Act Criminal Liability: A Troublesome Mix2010
ALI-ABAs Course of Study, Criminal Enforcement of Environmental LawsIs Simple Negligence a Necessary Compnent of EPA's Crimimal Enforcement of the Clean Water Act: Three Recent Cases Suggest Not2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vermont Law SchoolN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Enforcement of Environmental LawsWhat's new in the Internal investigation World2010