Walter D. James III is the founder of James PLLC. He focuses his practice primarily... more
Walter D. James III is the founder of James PLLC. He focuses his practice primarily on environmental counseling and environmental litigation, which includes civil enforcement and cost recovery litigation, criminal defense and toxic tort/property damage matters. He has extensive experience in counseling clients in remediation matters nationally, both at federal and various state sites, including... view profile
My purpose in leaving big law firms and forming my own small firm was to provide the... more
My purpose in leaving big law firms and forming my own small firm was to provide the same big firm legal services to clients at alower cost with more personalized service. The goal has more than been accomplished. I (and more importantly my clients) have been thrilled with the result.
I am a member of the New York, District of Columbia and Maryland Bars. My practice... more
I am a member of the New York, District of Columbia and Maryland Bars. My practice focuses on environmental and land use law. With a Ph.D.-level degree in the biochemical sciences (Yale, 1970), and nearly 40 years of experience in the environmental public policy arena, redevelopment of environmentally-impaired land, and the interface between law and science, I am well-positioned to help client... view profile
Environmental, natural resources, landuse/real estate attorney with specialization... more
Environmental, natural resources, landuse/real estate attorney with specialization in: environmental law, environmental crimes (illegal discharges, dumping), oil, gas, and mineral rights, water rights, eminent domain, construction, energy (solar and wind projects), land use (zoning, CEQA/NEPA, permits, easements). I defend our clients in litigation, regulatory enforcement actions, and citize... view profile
My goal is to achieve all of my clients' goals by providing the highest quality... more
My goal is to achieve all of my clients' goals by providing the highest quality legal services in the most efficient manner. When I am not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my family, surfing, playing Masters' waterpolo, coaching Splashball, spearfishing and hunting.
Environmental / natural resources lawyers deal with the government's rules for the use of natural resources, such as air, land, and water. These attorneys also typically have experience working with the government agencies that regulate natural resources, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or a state Bureau of Land Management. If you are a business owner that may have caused pollution (for example, your underground oil tank leaked), or if you want to use a natural resource for your personal use (for example, water from a river to irrigate your property), an environmental lawyer or a natural resources lawyer can help you understand the complex laws in this area and how to avoid problems.