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F. Edwin Hallman, Jr.

F. Edwin Hallman, Jr.

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Ed Hallman is admitted to practice in Georgia and numerous federal courts. Mr. Hallman represents a myriad of clients, including large national and international companies who need environmental representation throughout the United States concerning a multitude of environmental issues.
 
Mr. Hallman has practiced environmental law for more than 35 years, with significant experience in furnishing the environmental component of real estate and business transactions, representing companies as “potentially responsible parties” for state and federal Superfund sites, underground storage tanks, and litigation relating to such matters. Mr. Hallman has achieved unusual or unique accomplishments in his practice, including leading the way in many areas of environmental law and saving millions of dollars for corporate clients in Superfund and RCRA liability settlements.
 
Mr. Hallman’s educational and professional background include a B.A. in political science from Wake Forest University (1968); J.D. from University of Georgia School of Law (1971); and numerous continuing legal education activities as an attendee and presenter. Prior to private practice, Mr. Hallman was the Assistant Attorney General for Georgia and Regional Counsel and Chief Enforcement Attorney for the United States Department of Energy, Region 4. Personal and civic affiliations include the Atlanta Bar Association; Georgia Bar Association, Environmental and Real Estate Sections; American Bar Association, Environmental Law Section; Cobb County Bar Association.
 
EDUCATION:
 
Law: 
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1971)
 
Undergraduate: 
Wake Forest University, B.A. (1968)
 
Admissions:
Georgia Superior and State Courts
Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
 


Selected Experience:

  • He has a varied environmental practice and has been specializing in environmental matters since1980, with significant experience in representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex environmental litigation.

 

  • He has also been instrumental in creating new case law in the Superfund area regardingallocations of “potentially responsible party” (PRP) responsibility.

 

  • Lead attorney in the case of Hoffman v. Atlanta Gas Light Company, 206 Ga. App. 727, 426 S.E.2d 387 (1992), which clarified the concepts of trespass and continuing abatable nuisance andstatutes of limitation associated with movement of contamination in soil and groundwater.

 

  • Lead attorney in the case of Redwing Carriers, Inc. v. Saraland Apartments, 94 F.3d 1489 (11th Cir. 1996), which clarified the PRP divisibility defense for joint and several liability in federal Superfund cases.

 

  • Lead attorney in the case of Boyce v. Augusta-Richmond County, Superior Court of Richmond County, Georgia, Case No. 2001-RCCV-111 (2003) (not reported), which is the first case to hold a municipality liable for spreading sewage sludgewhich contained hazardous wastes on farm lands.

 

  • Lead attorney for ongoing resolution of a major former refinery operation which is being assessed and remediated according to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C.A. § 6901, et seq.

 

  • Nationally recognized expert in the resolution of soil and groundwater contamination of all types, including underground storage tanks; aboveground storage tanks; problems associated withmunicipalities’ spreading of sewage sludge/biosolids on lands and the damages caused thereby.

 

  • Engaged on an ongoing basis to assist other attorneys to handle the environmental aspects oftransactions, including purchases and sales of businesses and properties.

 

  • Provides advice to numerous businesses about sick building issues, including issues relating toalleged mold and other infestations.


Personal

Mr. Hallman is an avid rower and bike rider. He is the President of the Lake Lanier Rowing Club which is located at the rowing venue for the 1996 Olympic Games. Mr. Hallman is married to Marguerite Hallman and has two grown sons.
 

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