Experienced Environmental Lawyers Protecting Communities from Polluters
- We take on big corporations to get real, lasting results for communities whose water, land, and air have been polluted.
- Our experienced legal team has led one of the most important environmental cases in recent years – taking on chicken processor Mountaire in what is believed to be the largest resolution of nitrate groundwater contamination in history.
- Our team of environmental experts and investigators, relationships with key groups and regulators, and years of expertise help us uncover the truth and ensure polluters are held accountable for the damage they cause to communities and public health.
Landmark $205 Million Groundwater Settlement Approved
Holding Polluters Accountable to Protect Our Environment
A historic $205 million settlement against chicken processing company Mountaire was approved that will provide compensation to the people of Millsboro, Delaware and also clean their land, air, and water. Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A. led an investigation into the company on behalf of Millsboro residents, whose groundwater had been severely contaminated by Mountaire, resulting in dangerously high levels of nitrates in the water. After federal and local regulators failed to stop the contamination, we did. Today, Mountaire will be held accountable, and Millsboro will soon see its community once again become a safe and healthy place to live and work.
We have worked on some of the biggest environmental cases – often known as toxic torts – in the country. Toxic torts usually involve a party negligently polluting soil and surface water, which contaminates ground water, introduces dangerous chemicals to aquifers and wells, and exposes the community to substances that cause harm to their health, property, and community.
From pesticides to industrial waste, chemicals that may cause harm to humans and the environment are the subject of regulatory controls to prevent injury through exposure. When controls break down, or historically poor treatment methods give way, toxic contamination of groundwater can occur. Learn more about our leadership in the fight against groundwater contamination.
In addition to active investigations nationwide into groundwater contamination, we are actively investigating legal claims related to AFFF (also known as firefighting foam). This may include governmental municipalities that face costs to remediate the pollution, as well as people who have been exposed to these firefighting foams and have since been diagnosed with kidney, testicular, pancreatic, or other types of cancer.
Why Choose Us?
Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is dedicated to protecting the health and property of people exposed to hazardous chemicals and most recently obtained what is believed to be the largest resolution of nitrate groundwater contamination in history. We have earned the highest rating from legal ranking agency Martindale-Hubbell and a listing in the Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers. With more than 30 years achieving outstanding results for clients and their families, we take an active role in pursuing compensation on behalf of those injured or harmed through the misconduct of others, including cases involving environmental contamination.