Brian M. Ledger has been a leader in Environmental and Toxic Tort Law for 29 years. Following receipt of a B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in Environmental Science, Mr. Ledger completed a Master’s degree program in Environmental and Occupational Health Science at UCLA, where he received highest honors in Toxicology and in Epidemiology. Before attending law school, Mr. Ledger worked as an environmental consultant for Clayton Environmental and for OSHA as an industrial hygiene compliance officer.
Mr. Ledger serves as lead counsel in complex, multi-party environmental litigation under CERCLA, Clean Water Act/RCRA, and common law nuisance/trespass concerning contaminated soil, and surface and groundwater. His cases have included some of the most complex sites in California and several other states, and involved PFAS, Metals, benzene, PCBs, petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, pesticides/fungicides, and dozens of other hazardous substances.
Mr. Ledger also serves as national counsel for several companies in toxic tort matters. He employs his academic background in toxicology, epidemiology, risk assessment and industrial hygiene on behalf of his clients and works regularly with top national experts in these fields. Mr. Ledger has tried multiple complex environmental and toxic tort cases to verdict with very favorable results. Mr. Ledger’s trial experience also includes several administrative trials before environmental regulatory agencies. He is admitted to practice in seven states, including California.
Mr. Ledger co-chairs the firm's Environmental practice group.
Pro Hac Vice: Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Illinois, South Carolina, North Carolina, and New York
Growing up in a gritty, blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, Mr. Ledger developed a work ethic that enabled him to accomplish unexpected academic and career goals, while never losing sight of his working-class beginnings and connections. Mr. Ledger continues to bring this work ethic to bear in service to his clients. Mr. Ledger enjoys international travel, classical literature and history, rock and jazz, NFL and NBA, and engaging with his wife and three kids of vastly disparate ages.