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Jan Adam Greben

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jan

Learn Jan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Environmental and natural resources
    CERCLA, RCRA, Groundwater and soil contamination, vapor intrustion, PERC/PCE, cleanup and remediation of contaminated sites

    42 years

  2. Litigation

    42 years

  3. Real estate

    42 years

  4. Business

    42 years

I am one of the nation’s leading environmental litigators and a recognized expert in soil and groundwater contamination issues. My 28 years of experience has been spread among a wide variety of federal, state and administrative proceedings. I also practice extensively in the areas of business, real estate, and general civil litigation and many of my  cases involve ground-breaking issues. Since 1988, I have been awarded and maintained, the prestigious AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell® , in recognition of my skills and expertise, experience, and highest level of professional : 1982, California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1987, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1988, U.S. Claims Court; 1991, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1997, U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating


Greben & Associates
125 E. De La Guerra St.
Suite. 203
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Greben & Associates
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA, 95814-4434
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Posted by americlean | September 15, 2010
Knowledgeable on dry cleaner issues
I worked with Mr. Greben in the Santa Barbara Office. He was extremely knowledgable on issues of PERC and groundwater contamination. I had interviewed other firms, but Greben and Associates had the most experience. They are doing a fantastic job, and were able to obtain insurance coverage and reduce my expenses.


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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Greben & Associates
  • 2000 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Scharff & Greben
  • 1993 - 2000


  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • California Dept of Toxic Substance Control v. Payless Cleaners et al
  • Favorable


  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1982 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rating
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Farbricare 2008 Trade Show
  • Remediation, insurance policies, and legal decisions, current cleanup trends.
  • 2008

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Jan Adam Greben
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 42 years
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