Rick McNeil has over 25 years of experience representing businesses in the defense, aerospace, chemical, energy, waste disposal, manufacturing, food processing, printing, dry cleaning, real estate development and other industries against environmental claims. He has litigated environmental cost recovery (including CERCLA), CEQA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA and state common law actions, as well as toxic tort cases, environmental insurance actions and environmental criminal matters. Rick has successfully defended parties in cases involving federal Superfund sites, groundwater contamination, product liability and Proposition 65. He also counsels clients in air quality, energy, climate change, water quality and hazardous waste compliance.
Rick was named one of Los Angeles Daily Journal’s “Top 20 Under 40,” and selected for inclusion in Los Angeles Lawyer’s “Super Lawyers” in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009..
Rick is a member of the American Law Institute, the Litigation and Environment, Energy and Resources Sections of the American Bar Association, the Litigation and Environmental Law Sections of the California State Bar and the Environmental Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association. Rick formerly served as a member of the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Environmental Law Section.