Maryland Administrative and Environmental Law Attorneys

Administrative law is composed of the rules, regulations and procedures established by federal and state agencies to accomplish their missions. While these “regs” may be created with the best intentions, they may seriously threaten your Constitutional right to due process. When you face an administrative hearing, you need the assistance of a skilled attorney who has experience with the specific agency involved. Gibbs and Haller attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience appearing before numerous U.S. federal and Maryland state agencies, including:
  • U.S. and Maryland Environmental Protection Agencies
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Maryland Department of Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Maryland Education Department

Guarding against unchecked power

While agency regulations carry the force of law, elected representatives of the people do not vote to enact them. Rather, appointed officeholders create “regs” under basic guidelines in the federal Administrative Procedure Act or a state equivalent. Moreover, federal and state agencies have the power to adjudicate, so citizens in dispute with an agency may have their cases heard by a central office of administrative hearings or before the very department with which they are in conflict! In a system where an agency functions as the executive, legislative and judiciary all rolled together, you need a strong advocate at Gibbs and Haller on your side.

Complex laws governing environment

A number of laws and agencies are involved in enforcement of environmental issues. Gibbs and Haller remain updated on new laws and court decisions to provide sophisticated, professional service to its clients. Some of the essential laws the firm uses are:

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Environmental Quality Improvement Act
  • National Environmental Education Act
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

Compliance audits

The best time to address environmental concerns is prior to enforcement by a government agency. Gibbs and Haller work closely with your company, engineers and scientists to ensure environmental compliance. If your company is unfairly accused of contamination or noncompliance, they defend your company against unjust regulation and assist you in the mitigation of damages.

Contact a professional Maryland administrative and environmental law firm

Call Gibbs and Haller at 301-306-0033 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation.