Over the last decade, Mr. Stephens has concentrated his practice in the areas of inactive hazardous waste site remediation and natural resource damage assessment. He has been active in complex litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. His recent focus has been Superfund megasites and the unique issues they raise, including contaminated sediment remediation, natural resource damage assessment, financial assurance mechanisms, and financial reporting of environmental risks.
EDUCATION: University at Buffalo School of Law (J.D.) ; McGill University (B.A., English)
ADMISSIONS: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit ; United States District Court, Western District of New York ; United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York ; New York State Courts
PRO HAC VICE ADMISSIONS: United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
; Overview and Update of CERCLA, prepared for the Bar Association of Erie County, Environmental Law Committee CLE Seminar, February 10, 2001
ASSOCIATIONS: Past Chair and Member, Environmental Law Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County ; Member, American Bar Association ; Member, New York State Bar Association ; Member, Bar Association of Erie County ; Member, Air and Waste Management Association ; Member, Environmental Business Association of New York State
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Mr. Stephens enjoys coaching his children in the Buffalo Shamrocks Hockey Club and the Delaware Soccer Club.