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Solana Beach, California, July 12, 2016. The law firms of Baron & Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys have launched a joint venture to fight for environmental justice, holding accountable polluters and manufacturers of known pollutants responsible for contaminating water, land, and other natural resources. The joint venture will be headquartered in Solana Beach, California and can be found online at www.ecolawyers.com.
The Ecolawyers joint venture currently represents multiple American cities in three different states against Monsanto for PCB water contamination. The two firms represent San Diego, Long Beach, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle, and Spokane.
The firms also represent clients in two different TCE water contamination cases and wildfire litigation. As global warming increases temperatures, hot conditions will cause wildfires to burn longer, hotter, and more frequently.
Heading up the joint venture are lawyers Scott Summy, John Gomez, and John Fiske.
“This joint venture will complement our firm’s well-developed and highly successful Environmental Litigation Section, which has achieved landmark results for many public entities and people affected by contamination to their land and water,” says Scott Summy of Baron & Budd.
“Our firms’ combined resources will fight for environmental justice on behalf of large municipal clients such as cities and states who have been injured due to chemical contamination. Together we will provide the litigation and trial experience of two significant firms,” says John Gomez.
John Fiske adds, “Solana Beach is a perfect setting to headquarter our Ecolawyers practice. It’s located on the coast, representing the clean water our firms are fighting for. Our practice is national, and we are ready to respond when contamination occurs.”
The two firms have trial dates set in their environmental cases in 2017 and 2018, and will be trying those cases together. Ecolawyers has garnered a following on social media, attracting over 10,000 followers already.