James J. Finsten is an experienced and creative litigator, unwavering in his commitment to achieve the best possible outcomes. He seeks to understand clients’ businesses and objectively assess how evidence will be perceived by judges and factfinders in establishing case strategies; drafting and arguing motions; taking and defending depositions; hiring and supervising expert witnesses; and conducting factual investigations. Clients appreciate Mr. Finsten’s candid and useful advice, and that he respects the value of their time and the cost of litigation.
Mr. Finsten is particularly experienced advising clients on environmental and water resource matters. He has represented clients before federal state and local regulators, and has litigated claims under most federal and state environmental statutes, including CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. He also has represented clients in common law public and private nuisance claims.