Stephens & Stephens

Corporate Litigation Firm, EEOICPA & RECA Compensation

Stephens & Stephens is an environmental boutique committed to principled resolution of disputes prior to, during, or subsequent to formal litigation. A successor to Raichle, Banning, Weiss & Stephens, Stephens & Stephens, LLP was formed in 2001 to refocus the firm on the unique practice areas it serves and to reflect the individuals who provide that service.

Corporate Litigation Firm

Stephens & Stephens has proven its ability to successfully defend and prosecute litigation on behalf of potentially responsible party (PRP) groups through its representation of Fortune 50 corporations in connection with contaminated sites in Western, Central, and Northern New York State as well as New Jersey. The firm has extensive experience in environmental defense and environmental cost recovery prosecution. Stephens & Stephens also has significant experience with non-binding alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes.

Our recent focus has been Superfund megasites and the unique issues raised by those sites, including sediment remediation, natural resource damage assessment, financial reporting of environmental liabilities, financial assurance requirements, and insurance issues.

EEOICPA Compensation

Stephens & Stephens are RECA and EEOICPA attorneys. In 2001, Congress passed the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), to provide compensation to people who have developed certain illnesses as a result of exposure to radioactive and toxic substances while employed in atomic weapons programs. We provide EEOICPA claims assistance for those seeking compensation. If you, your parent, or your grandparent worked for a Department of Energy facility or an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) facility and has a condition or died related to exposure to radiation or a toxic substance, then you are eligible to apply for compensation under EEOICPA.

RECA Compensation

We also assist in RECA claims assistance. The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was enacted upon a Congressional finding that the United States should recognize and assume responsibility for the harm done to individuals who developed certain cancers and other diseases following employment in the uranium industry or following exposure to radiation released during atmospheric nuclear tests.  If you, your parent, or your grandparent worked as a uranium miller, miner, or transporter and developed a condition related to uranium exposure then you are eligible to apply for compensation under RECA’s program for uranium miners, millers, or transporters.