Environmental Law & Litigation

Jones & Keller’s environmental attorneys have long-standing experience in all areas of environmental law and litigation. We provide environmental counsel to business, industry, real estate, developers and government clients in complex transactions, permitting and litigation matters.


Environmental Liabilities and Due Diligence

Our environmental lawyers regularly advise clients involved in complex asset, stock purchase transactions, real estate development projects, and other business transactions concerning the allocation of environmental risks and liabilities, including environmental representations and warranties, indemnities and due diligence efforts.

Clean Air Act

Jones & Keller environmental attorneys have represented clients involving federal and state air quality regulation, including air permits and compliance with state and federal clean air laws as well as litigation involving Clean Air Act permitting and visibility impairment issues.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

We have decades of experience assisting clients in all phases of the NEPA process including the preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for utility transmission, highway transportation, real estate and water projects. Our attorneys have provided clients with litigation-sensitive advice regarding comments for the administrative record involving purpose and need, environmental impact, noise, air quality, wetlands, air toxics, traffic demand and Section 4(f) parks and historic properties. Jones & Keller attorneys also advise clients on satisfying agency requirements for NEPA categorical exclusions.

Environmental Audits for Corporate Risk Prevention

Our environmental attorneys routinely assist business, real estate and developer clients with environmental risk management and prevention by undertaking environmental compliance and management system audits. The Jones & Keller attorneys have provided clients with counsel concerning the application of federal and state environmental audit and privilege laws designed to protect clients from environmental liabilities and penalties.

Environmental Litigation

Our lawyers have extensive experience litigating environmental cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Hazardous Waste Facilities

Jones & Keller assists clients with hazardous facility litigation and permitting. Our lawyers have experience with all aspects of Colorado’s Hazardous Waste Act as well as Colorado’s radiation control provisions including the state permitting process and applicable land use laws. We have litigated hazardous waste issues before Colorado courts including the state Supreme Court.


Our environmental attorneys have defended clients caught in federal wetland enforcement actions and representing developers and other parties seeking to obtain permits from the United States Army Corps of Engineers under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.


Jones & Keller has extensive experience in all matters related to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. Our attorneys have participated in Superfund litigation for over 30 years including cost recovery cases and natural resource damage actions. We’ve worked as counsel for clients involved in PRP committees and have negotiated resolution of Superfund claims with environmental agencies. The firm’s attorneys are well-versed in issues associated with environmental remediation including the requirements of the National Contingency Plan when carrying out environmental response action.

Water Quality

Jones & Keller provides advice and counsel to clients in a variety of sectors concerning the Clean Water Act including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting. Our attorneys also have experience representing clients where the government has initiated enforcement actions under state or federal water quality laws.

Administrative Procedure Act

Our environmental attorneys have extensive experience working with clients to plan and prepare favorable administrative records under both federal and state environmental laws and regulations and in all areas of environmental law.