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  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 100%
    36 years, 350 cases

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Vic Sher Law

1625 Monterey Blvd
San Francisco, CA, 94127-2020


WAVoluntarily Resigned198708/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Energy / Environmental LawAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Law Dragon 500Law Dragon2012
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyer2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Lawyer Super Lawyer2010
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyer2008
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyer2007
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2006
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2005
Public Sector 45N/A1997
Award of Achievement for Policy ActivitiesN/A1993
: Pew Scholar in Conservation and the EnvironmentN/A1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSher Leff LLP2003 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lead Trial Counsel$105 million jury verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
ELITaming the Tiger in the Tank: The South Tahoe Public Utility District and Its MTBE Litigation2006
Mealey's PublicationsMTBE New Rulings in the Federal MDL Break Ground(water)2005
Ground Water SummitEmerging Contaminants: 1,2,3 Trichloropropane2005
UnknownLitigation and Damages Involving Public Agencies and Contaminated Drinking Water2004
Mass Torts Made PerfectContamination of Public Drinking Water Supplies: MTBE, DBCP and Other Unapproved Additives2003
American Groundwater TrustThe South Tahoe MTBE Case2002
Journal of Environmental Law and LitigationBreaking Out of the Box: Toxic Risk, Government Actions, and Constitutional Rights1998
Fordham Environmental Law ReviewSurveying the Wreckage: The 104th Congress and Environmental Laws on Federal Public Lands1997
Public Land and Resources Law ReviewTravels with Strix: The Spotted Owl's Journey Through the Federal Courts1993
Harvard Environmental Law ReviewEroding the Landscape, Eroding the Laws: Congressional Exemptions from Judicial Review of Environmental Laws1991
UnknownAncient Forests, Spotted Owls, and the Demise of Federal Environmental Law1990
N.W.Env'l.J.Spotted Owls, Ancient Forests, and Congress: An Overview of Citizen's Efforts to Protect Old-Growth Forests and the Species that Live in Them1990
J.Pesticide ReformUnwanted Progeny: The Problems of Existing Stocks of Banned Pesticides1989
Journal of Environmental Law and LitigationPests, Poisons, and Power: Constitutional Implications of State Pest Eradications Projects in California1986
UnknownWho Will Pay to Get Perchlorate Out of Arizona's WaterN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawN/A1980
Oberlin CollegeN/AA.B.1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NGWA Western Focus Ground Water ConferenceMTBE Mega-Litigation in Federal Court: Current Progress of In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether2006
NGWA Western Focus Ground Water ConferenceMTBE Mega-Litigation in Federal Court: Current Progress of In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether2006
Mealey's MTBE and LUST Liability ConferenceShifting Liability to the Real Bad Guys: The Emergence of a New Philosophy of LUST Liability2004
UnknownClosing the Deal: Wrap Up Your Case With Persuasive Arguments2004
UnknownGroundwater Contamination Litigation: Making the Plaintiff's Case2004
UnknownSmoking Guns and Toxic Plumes: Holding Manufacturers Responsible for MTBE Contamination2003
UCLA Extension Public Policy Program 17th Annual Land Use Law & Planning ConferenceWater Quality as a Constraint on Land Use Planning: The Next Frontier2003
National Ground Water Association"Litigating and Settling Drinking Water Contamination Cases2002
Mealey's California MTBE ConferenceTactics and Considerations in MTBE Litigation2002
California District Attorney's AssociationMTBE and Enforcement of UST Laws and Regulations1999
UnknownThree Trends in Citizen-Enforced Law1997
UnknownThe Incredible Disappearing Citizen Suit: Whither Enforcement of Environmental Laws on Public Lands1996
Inaugural William O. Douglas Lecture, Whitman CollegeEnvironmental Rights and Civil Justice: The Legacy of William O. Douglas1996
UnknownThe Role of Counsel in Environmental Justice Litigation1995
UnknownThe Interplay Between the Federal Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act: The Columbia River Basin Dioxin TMDL From An Environmentalist's Perspective1995