James P. Vander Salm is a passionate advocate for your right to a clean and safe... more
James P. Vander Salm is a passionate advocate for your right to a clean and safe environment. He represents individuals and groups whose rights to clean water, air, and soil are being damaged or jeopardized by others. He prides himself on his creative approach to the law, and regularly sees potential in cases where other attorneys do not. If you have any question about any environmental dama... view profile
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.