Earl Phillips practices environmental, natural resource, and energy law and chairs the firm's Environmental + Utilities Group.
His practice includes environmental compliance and risk management counseling; defense, cost recovery, and allocation; transactional counseling; brownfield development; energy power production and pipeline or transmission line siting; water resource development, permitting, and litigation; energy project development and documentation and power purchase/sale agreements; crisis management preparation and response; and federal-state and local permitting. He regularly represents manufacturing, natural resource (water, petroleum, stone, sand, and gravel), energy production and transmission, metal reclamation and recycling, pharmaceutical, chemical, petroleum, and waste companies, as well as property owners, facility and project developers, municipalities, and utilities. Mr. Phillips is widely published and has lectured to diverse business and legal audiences throughout the United States and abroad. He has taught courses in environmental, water, and land use law at Wesleyan University, the University of Connecticut, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is presently a visiting scholar and instructor of Environmental Law and Policy for the College of the Environment at Wesleyan University.
Mr. Phillips is a Fellow in the highly selective American College of Environmental Lawyers and past chair of the Environment Section of the U.S. Law Firm Group. He is ranked in the top tier of environmental lawyers in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, has received the highest ratings (AV® Preeminent™) from Martindale-Hubbell™ for his entire career, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law for more than a decade (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).