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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Performance||United States Department of Justice||2001|
|California Lawer of the Year||California Lawyer Magazine||2000|
|Gold Medal||U.S. EPA `||2000|
|Federal Employee of the Year, Civil Law Enforcement||Federal Executive Board (Bay Area)||2000|
|Gold Medal||U.S. EPA||1997|
|Senior Attorney||The Gallagher Law Group||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Morrison & Foerster||2003 - 2007|
|Deputy Regional Counsel||US Environmental Protection Agency||1997 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dartmouth Association of the Rocky Mountains||Trustee, Treasurer||2014 - Present|
|Congregation Har Hashem||Trustee||2011 - Present|
|Dartmouth Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Strafford Publications Webinar||Settling CERCLA Cases: Executing an Effective Strategy,||2015|
|ClearLaw Institute.com Webinar||Cutting Edge Strategies for Managing and Resolving CERCLA Liability||2015|
|Strafford Publications Webinar||Settling Private CERCLA Litigation||2013|
|Environmental Science & Policy, 13 (2010) 558-566||Policy Guidance for Identifying and Effectively Managing Perpetual Environmental Impacts from New Hardrock Mines||2010|
|37th American Bar Association Annual Conference on Environmental Law, Keystone, CO March 2008||The Topsy Turvey World of CERCLA – Unknown Law – Uncertain Science (Voted Best Paper)||2008|
|Third Annual California Water Summit||Legal Strategies for Responding to Groundwater Contamination in California.||2016|
|Dartmouth Lawyers Association Conference, Telluride, Colorado||Not Your Father’s Clean Air Act: New Laws, Policies and Regulations in Effect or Coming Soon||2015|
|University of Denver Enrichment Program||Colorado Energy: Drilling Down on a Complex Issue||2014|
|37th American Bar Association Annual Conference on Environmental Law, Keystone, CO||The Topsy Turvey World of CERCLA – Unknown Law – Uncertain Science (Voted Best Paper)||2008|
|Atlantic Richfield Company v. State of California, et al.||The case settled favorably for our clients during a six (6) week jury trial.|
|Colorado Mining Association v. Christopher E. Urbina||Mr. Bloomfield successfully defended the action in state court and through appeals.|
|City of Rialto, et al., v. United States Department of Defense, et al., Case No. CV 09-07501 PSG||Our clients settled on favorable terms and obtained a good faith settlement determination from the U.S. District Court.|
|U.S. v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc.||Settlement was reached following extensive and successful litigation on behalf of Tom’s client.|
|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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