Re: Local lawyers will not take case - Posted by Elizabeth
Posted by Elizabeth on August 07, 2003 at 20:56:52:
I’m a paralegal, not an attorney, and nothing I say here may be construed as legal advice which I am neither licensed nor authorized to give.
However, you should start doing some serious research on your own and not relying entirely on what others are telling you (look where you are now).
I would start with the EPA which has very strict laws regarding disposal of toxic or hazardous waste.
My speciality as a paralegal is bankruptcy law, but what I tell people who attend my seminar is this:
Be the leader of your own team – if you’re not, someone else will be.
So start doing your own research. You can do most of it online in the privacy of your own home.
And definitely get a lawyer from out of town - preferably someone with a good reputation regardless of what he charges. You may be able to negotiate fees based upon the exposure he will get from what may turn out to be a very publicized case.
Since your local attorneys have told you there’s a conflict of interest, it seems everyone is in someone’s pocket. So it’s to their benefit to keep things status quo.
Shake them up Mary!
Check “Martindale Hubbell” online (an international directory of attys) to find an attorney who handles these kinds of cases. You can search by city, geographic area, or area of law you’re inquiring about.
I would assume that a good attorney would sue everyone in the chain of title, including the CoC.