Environmental attorney Marty M. Judge has joined Flaster/Greenberg as a shareholder. He will work in the firm's newly expanded Trenton office, where he will focus on all facets of environmental litigation, in addition to environmental compliance and counseling work.
A veteran attorney and partner at Drinker Biddle for the past 15 years, Judge has extensive experience in CERCLA, RCRA and New Jersey Spill Act actions, Natural Resource Damage (NRD) claims, ISRA applicability and compliance matters, underground storage tank issues, and indemnity and contribution actions among jointly responsible parties. His experience also includes water discharge and water allocation/resource law, brownfields and redevelopment, the environmental permitting components of land use, waste water planning and federal/ state wetlands jurisdiction matters, solid waste permitting and compliance, air pollution permitting and compliance, administrative agency litigation and appellate jurisprudence, environmental insurance coverage claims, and toxic tort litigation (including class action defense).
Judge has served as lead counsel in a number of multimillion dollar cost recovery/cleanup actions involving sites on the National Priorities List and has managed complex, multiparty, multi-action litigation. Among his notable accomplishments, Judge has obtained favorable settlements and successfully litigated cases to conclusion for both Fortune 500 and middle market companies in matters involving cost recovery, CERCLA/Spill Act, NRD, and penalty enforcement issues. In addition, he has represented major water purveyors in numerous complex water supply and water quality matters in disputes crossing state boundaries, including one notable case that terminated before the United States Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Judge served as chief environmental litigator at another large firm. He also served as Deputy Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, representing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in all facets of its work and was a law clerk to the Honorable Milton B. Conford (deceased) presiding judge of the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.
Judge is a member of the Natural Resources and Litigation Sections of the ABA and the Environmental Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, where he served as co-chair of the Environmental Litigation Committee. Judge is also a past member of the Civil Practice Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court. A member of the Mercer County Bar Association, Judge has served as a guest lecturer on environmental issues at Rutgers Law School and as a moot court judge for the Environmental Law Clinic. He has also lectured on numerous other environmental topics and has co-authored and edited various publications on environmental compliance and litigation issues.
Judge graduated from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden with honors (J.D., 1978) and Rutgers College, Rutgers University-New Brunswick with honors and High Distinction in French (B.A., 1975). He resides in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
- Marty Judge