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Tom Bloomfield is an experienced environmental attorney and trained mediator. He is adept at understanding not only complex legal issues, but also technical and financial aspects of cleanup, environmental exposure and litigation. He manages the Colorado office of The Gallagher Law Group.


He represents clients on environmental, natural resource and toxic tort litigation and counseling matters. He is also a national expert on financial assurance, environmental insurance, fixed-price contractual arrangements and policy/legal restrictions associated with alternative financing approaches to settlements.


Tom’s specialties include: CERCLA, RCRA, CEQA, NEPA, CAA, CWA, Mining, Energy, Land Use, Fracking, and Oil and Gas production and processing. He has represented clients in litigation and cleanup matters concerning perchlorate, solvents, mine waste, PCBs, lead, oil and gas emissions, hexavalient chrome, and mercury.


As a mediator, Tom brings a unique mix of skills that is of great assistance to parties seeking to resolve complex problems. He has represented industry, governmental entities and non-profit organizations throughout his career, providing him with an ability to understand diverse viewpoints. His strong grasp of legal, technical and financial issues can be critical to finding a solution to difficult environmental disputes.


Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 75%
    22 years
  2. Oil & Gas: 20%
    11 years
  3. Mediation: 5%
    4 years

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The Gallagher Law Group, P.C.

2060 Broadway.
Suite 280
Boulder, CO, 80303


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding PerformanceUnited States Department of Justice2001
California Lawer of the YearCalifornia Lawyer Magazine2000
Gold MedalU.S. EPA `2000
Federal Employee of the Year, Civil Law EnforcementFederal Executive Board (Bay Area)2000
Gold MedalU.S. EPA1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Gallagher Law Group2003 - Present
AssociateMorrison & Foerster2003 - 2007
Deputy Regional CounselUS Environmental Protection Agency1997 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dartmouth Association of the Rocky MountainsTrustee, Treasurer2014 - Present
Congregation Har HashemTrustee2011 - Present
Dartmouth Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Rialto, et al., v. United States Department of Defense, et al., Case No. CV 09-07501 PSGOur clients settled on favorable terms and obtained a good faith settlement determination from the U.S. District Court.
Atlantic Richfield Company v. State of California, et al.The case settled favorably for our clients during a six (6) week jury trial.
Moss, et al. v. Venoco, et al.The court granted summary judgment against plaintiffs stating that they could not establish general causation or specific causation.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Strafford Publications WebinarSettling CERCLA Cases: Executing an Effective Strategy,2015
ClearLaw WebinarCutting Edge Strategies for Managing and Resolving CERCLA Liability2015
Strafford Publications WebinarSettling Private CERCLA Litigation2013
Environmental Science & Policy, 13 (2010) 558-566Policy Guidance for Identifying and Effectively Managing Perpetual Environmental Impacts from New Hardrock Mines2010
37th American Bar Association Annual Conference on Environmental Law, Keystone, CO March 2008The Topsy Turvey World of CERCLA – Unknown Law – Uncertain Science (Voted Best Paper)2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Dartmouth CollegeN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dartmouth Lawyers Association Conference, Telluride, ColoradoNot Your Father’s Clean Air Act: New Laws, Policies and Regulations in Effect or Coming Soon2015
University of Denver Enrichment ProgramColorado Energy: Drilling Down on a Complex Issue2014
37th American Bar Association Annual Conference on Environmental Law, Keystone, COThe Topsy Turvey World of CERCLA – Unknown Law – Uncertain Science (Voted Best Paper)2008