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Justin A. Savage

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Justin A. Savage

Justin Savage is one of the nation's leading environmental litigators and trial lawyers. For 20 years, Justin has tried and litigated some of the largest environmental cases in the history of the United States.

He served for nearly a decade at the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he litigated complex cases under several environmental statutes, particularly the Clean Air Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; and the Clean Water Act.

Justin is nationally recognized for his environmental litigation and trial advocacy work. He teaches basic civil trial advocacy at the National Advocacy Center and serves as a faculty member for the American Law Institute's Advanced Course on Environmental Litigation. Justin is also the Vice Chair of the ABA’s Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee. He is regularly invited to events as a featured speaker and has been widely quoted in the Washington Post, National Journal, and Bloomberg.

Representative Experience

Tried the largest Clean Air Act enforcement case in the history of the U.S.*

Represent OEMs and suppliers in Clean Air Act Title II investigations and enforcement actions.

Obtained the dismissal of a NEPA challenge to an airline's authorization to provide service to an airport.

Represent refiners in crude by rail litigation against railroads, environmental groups, and government agencies.

Secured favorable judgments for refiner in several CERCLA contribution actions concerning spills at refineries, terminals, and mining sites.*

Defend chemical companies, upstream producers, and midstream companies in Clean Air Act investigations and litigation.

Representing refiners, automakers, and mining companies in FOIA litigation.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia, 1997
  • B.A., McNeese State University, 1994

Memberships

  • Co-Chair, Air Quality Committee, D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Steering Committee
  • Vice Chair, Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee, American Bar Association

  • Member and CLE Coordinator, D.C. Bar Steering Committee on Administrative Law and Agency Practice
  • Member, Litigation Section and Environment, Energy, and Resources Section, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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