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Martha N. Donovan

Member | New Jersey

Martha N. Donovan is Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Group.  She devotes her practice to environmental law and complex litigation with an emphasis on the defense of environmental property damage and toxic tort claims.  She also has considerable experience working on related insurance coverage matters.

Martha has represented clients in administrative and judicial proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Martha regularly counsels clients on a variety of environmental issues, including ISRA compliance, lender liability, underground storage tank laws, and permits and approvals for hazardous waste storage, transportation, and disposal.

Martha has litigated matters relating to the generation, storage, discharge, or release of hazardous substances, including representation under CERCLA and Superfund, and has defended actions filed by adjoining, predecessor, and successor property owners alleging physical injuries, emotional distress, or lost property values.  In addition, she aids in the resolution of matters involving air emissions, wastewater discharges, noise pollution, and responses to spill events.

Martha has authored articles and has made presentations to various trade groups and associations on issues ranging from lender liability under Superfund to the availability of insurance coverage for various aspects of business-related accidents.

Martha has been recognized by Chambers USA in the Environment Section.  She has been selected for inclusion on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Environmental Section and Best Lawyers in the Environmental Law section every year since 2010. Martha was also named the Best Lawyers Litigation-Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in the Woodbridge New Jersey, Metro Area for 2018 and 2016.

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Martha N. Donovan was selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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Martha N. Donovan was selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers® list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Martha N. Donovan was selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Martha N. Donovan was selected to the 2016 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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