To learn more about Robins Borghei LLP’s leadership and success representing public water suppliers affected by 1,2,3-trichloropropane contamination, please click here.
To read Todd Robins’ article in the California Water Journal, titled Rural Water Agencies Impacted by 1,2,3-TCP, the Next Contaminant to be Regulated in California, Can Sue Responsible Parties to Recover Costs, please click here.
Water utilities should not have to choose between clean water and affordable water; they have a right to both.
At Robins Borghei LLP, our mission is to fight to uphold this unassailable principle, and to ensure that polluters pay for the damage they cause to our clients’ precious drinking water resources.
Robins Borghei LLP is one of the few law firms in the United States dedicated to assisting public water suppliers in litigation and advocacy before regulatory agencies aimed at recovering contamination response costs from responsible parties. We are uniquely qualified to guide cities, water districts, water companies, and other well-owners through the complex and sometimes daunting issues water contamination cases present, bringing an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience to this work.
“We were the innocent victim, as we didn’t put that stuff in our water … and Robins Borghei gets that.”
With our exceptional understanding of the water business, Robins Borghei LLP offers a full range of legal services, and effective representation in both routine and complex legal matters, to municipalities, special districts, mutual water companies, and investor-owned utilities. In addition, Robins Borghei LLP handles a variety of environmental, water, and property damage matters for private property owners.
Experience Does Matter
Collectively, the attorneys of Robins Borghei LLP have:
- More than two decades of experience, know-how, and success prosecuting groundwater contamination claims on behalf of water suppliers;
- Extensive trial experience, with more than two hundred cases taken to verdict;
- A wide-ranging history of effective representation on behalf of more than 100 public entity clients; and
- Substantive expertise in environmental law, safe drinking water regulation and compliance, the Porter Cologne Act, the Brown Act, Conflict of Interest (AB1234), Proposition 218, the Public Records Act, water rights, local agency formation, labor and employment law, eminent domain, real property, and tort defense.
“The attorneys from Robins Borghei brought unsurpassed, hands-on experience to our case.”
Putting Our Clients First
We provide the full range of legal services you need to ensure that your complex water quality, contamination, property damage, water rights, and utility plant contract issues are resolved successfully. And, to every case we handle, we bring both a mission-driven intensity and desire to win, and an unswerving dedication to meeting our clients’ needs.
A Deep Bench
The main office of Robins Borghei LLP is located in San Francisco, with two additional offices located in the Central Coast area of California (San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles).
Through our two Central Coast offices, we can also bring to bear the added resources and expertise of our sister law firm – Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green LLP. Ranked one of California’s top law firms from 2013 – 2015 (having achieved the prestigious AV Preeminent rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards), AMMCG delivers a diverse array of litigation and transactional services to clients. Feel free to visit the AMMCG website to find out more.
When it comes to cost-recovery and water-related litigation, put the experience, client-focused dedication, and deep-bench strength of Robins Borghei LLP to work for you.
Please click on the media articles linked below to find out more about our firm, the mounting challenges water suppliers face in trying to keep their water clean, and our past and present work helping them to do so. For a more in-depth look at what we have accomplished for our clients, please visit Our Successes page.
- NBC Bay Area, 5.11.2017: Nearly a million Californians exposed to pesticide chemical linked to cancer in their drinking water.
- California Healthline, 4.27.2017: California proposes stringent cap on toxic chemical in drinking water.
- HBO Vice News, 3.15.2017: Something in the water: California is finally going to regulate a chemical it identified as carcinogenic 25 years ago.
- Environmental Working Group, 4.11.2017: Cancer-causing pesticide “garbage” taints tap water for millions in California.
- Water Deeply, 3.4.2017: California set to regulate carcinogen in water for decades: Hundreds of drinking-water wells across California’s San Joaquin Valley have been found to contain 1,2,3-trichloropropane, a likely human carcinogen. This month, the state has taken a big step forward in regulating the chemical.
- Chemistry World, 1.9.2017: Shell fined $22m for drinking water contamination.
- KQED (Public Radio for Northern California), 12.27.2016: Clovis Water Verdict Could Boost Cases of Neighboring Valley Communities.
- Fresno Bee, 12.21.2016: Clovis wins $22 million against Shell Oil over toxic drinking water.
- San Francisco Chronicle, 12.8.2016: State water board must set limit on carcinogen in water.
- California Water Journal, Summer 2016: Rural Water Agencies Impacted by 1,2,3-TCP, the Next Contaminant to be Regulated in California, Can Sue Responsible Parties to Recover Costs.
- Pacific Standard Magazine, 5.4.2016: Unknown, Unregulated, Undrinkable: A probable human carcinogen has been found in water systems throughout California. Farm towns are fighting the state and chemical companies for remediation.
- KQED (Public Radio for Northern California), 3.7.2016: There’s a Cancer-Causing Chemical in My Drinking Water, But California Isn’t Regulating It.
- The Washington Post, 9.25.2015: Cities bear rising costs of keeping water safe to drink.
- Courthouse News Service, 4.1.15: Water District Sees Carcinogens at the Tap.
- ABC-TV Channel 30, 2.3.15: Livingston Gets State of the Art Water Filtration System.
- San Francisco Daily Journal Article, 8.20.12: Plaintiff lawyers focus on TCP. Cancer-causing chemical in drinking water has triggered recent litigation.
- Fresno Bee, 8.7.12: Earth Log: Valley lawsuits multiply over TCP in water.
- Fresno Bee, 4.21.12: ‘Garbage’ chemical TCP threatens Valley water.
- San Francisco Daily Journal Newswire, 7.30.13: Gutted by partner departures, Sher Leff fills the holes. Two more attorneys leave the San Francisco plaintiffs’ firm for their own shop, while Sher Leff is promoting from within.
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