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Albert M. Bower

Of Counsel


University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2001, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

United States Air Force Academy, B.S., 1994




Al has more than a decade of experience representing clients in environmental matters, mass tort and class actions. Al regularly represents clients in regulatory enforcement actions brought by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental agencies. He is well versed in CERCLA actions, litigating and advising clients regarding the allocation of costs associated with remediation of historically-contaminated manufacturing properties.

Al advises clients regarding complaint with a wide-variety of environmental laws and regulations, including: (1) Clean Water Act dredge and fill requirements; (2) the Clean Water Act storm water; (3) the Clean Water Act’s regulation of wetlands; (4) the Oil Pollution Prevention Act, (5) FIFRA and (6) Consumer Product Safety Commission’s labeling requirements for certain household products.

In addition to more traditional environmental law work, Al routinely represents clients in mass tort and class actions involving environmental or consumer claims. He defends product manufacturers in individual and class action lawsuits involving contaminated groundwater. He also represents the private operator of one of the United States’ largest wastewater conveyance and treatment systems in individual, mass and class action lawsuits seeking damages as a result of alleged back-ups of sewage into residential and commercial properties. Al also has experience representing clients in a wide-variety of other class actions, including consumer protection class actions and product defect class actions.

News & Press Releases


  • Class Action Defenses: Are You Ignoring Your Best Witnesses?
    DRI's The Business Suit Newsletter, December 16, 2011