Energy & Environmental

Frilot LLC has extensive experience advising oil and gas companies, maritime and service industry companies, refineries, chemical companies, manufacturers and transportation companies. We work directly with in-house counsel and corporate management to define clear litigation goals and strategies. Our Energy and Environmental team members have significant experience in toxic torts, hazardous waste litigation, environmental contamination, chemical releases and long-latency occupational diseases. 

The members of our team have had extensive dealings with local, state and federal regulations including air quality, water quality, solid and hazardous waste management, remedial and corrective action planning, mineral law, oilfield waste and hazardous materials transportation. We continue to work closely with the top experts in these fields as well as regulatory agencies to help us address the changing needs of our clients. The experience and success in these areas have allowed Frilot to successfully represent companies such as CITGO Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Murphy Oil U.S.A., Inc., Tidewater, Inc., Vulcan Materials Company and Waste Management. Representing these and other clients has put Frilot at the forefront of environmental litigation in Louisiana. 

Following are types of cases defended by the Group: 

  • Toxic Torts

  • Benzene

  • NORM

  • Chemicals and hydrocarbons

  • Superfund and mini-superfund

  • Property damages and nuisance

  • USTs

  • Regulatory matters

  • Exploration and development

  • Accounting and royalty disputes

  • Bankruptcy

  • Lease disputes

  • Joint operations

  • Personal Injury Defense

  • Mass Tort and Class Actions



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James H. Brown Jr.
Lara N. DiCristina
John J. Hainkel III
Patrick J. McShane
Campbell E. Wallace