With 25 years of litigation experience, Mr. Adair represents clients at the trial and appellate levels before both state and federal courts, as well as in administrative proceedings, arbitration and mediation. He represents corporations, private landowners, government agencies, water supply agencies, cities and individuals with an emphasis on environmental and natural resources litigation, toxic tort defense, product liability, general commercial litigation and a variety of transactional matters. Before joining Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP, Mr. Adair worked in the legal department of Texaco Inc. where he handled a wide array of litigation and transactional matters. He was also employed as a senior associate in the environmental and natural resources and litigation departments of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Adair served as a pro bono prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office upon successful completion of the Trial Attorney Project training program. Mr. Adair has also distinguished himself as a leading expert on legal and environmental issues related to the oil and gas well stimulation technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” particularly as employed in California. He is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout California on the current state of the law on hydraulic fracturing and associated environmental concerns.
Suma Peesapati, Jennifer Novak, and Jon Rohrer talk about the CLA’s Environmental Law Section and enforcement issues that non-environmental lawyers should pay attention to.
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