J. Michael DiGiglia

J. Michael DiGiglia

Of Counsel
Fax: (504) 561-1011
 

From 1996 to the present, Mike has been involved in many administrative environmental law matters, civil environmental and toxic tort cases and criminal environmental law cases representing a wide variety of industries.  His experience particularly emphasizes a high level of competence in the following areas:  Administrative Law (EPA, DOT, OSHA, BSEE, FWS, ACoE, LDEQ, LSP, TCEQ, TRRC); Environmental Law (air, water, wetlands, waste, used oil, groundwater, radiation, CERCLA, TSCA); Toxic Torts (soil and groundwater contamination, air releases, water releases, catastrophic failures, explosions, oilfield legacy); and Criminal Law (environmental crimes).

From 1978 to 1996, while working as a biologist and an environmental scientist, Mike served in a number of environmental management and environmental consulting positions and performed such services for a large number of companies in the chemical manufacturing, oil refining, electric generation, oil and gas, and hazardous waste management industries.

 

Areas of Practice

Environmental/Safety – Regulatory (Air, Water, Waste, TSCA, SEMS, USCG, OPA-90, OSHA)
Environmental Litigation (Civil Enforcement, Actions, Oilfield Legacy, CERCLA Cost Recovery)
Environmental Crimes
Administrative Law
Toxic Torts (Air Releases, Groundwater, Surface Water, Explosions)
Catastrophic Failures
Class Actions
Complex Litigation
Trademark Law

Education

J.D., 1996, Louisiana State University, Order of the Coif
M.S., 1986, McNeese State University, Environmental Science
B.S., 1980, Utah State University, Wildlife Scienc

Bar Affiliations

American Bar Association – Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
Louisiana Bar Association – Environmental Law Committee
Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Colorado Bar Association – Environmental Committee
El Paso County (Colorado) Bar Association

Publications and Presentations

-Presenter (Invited), “Ethical Issues in Oil and Gas Toxic Tort Litigation,” South Texas College of Law Houston’s 23rd Annual Ethics Symposium-Ethics in Environmental and Energy Law CLE, February 24, 2017
-Presenter (Invited), “Water and Wastewater Law & Compliance Solutions,” Louisiana Rural Water Association Annual Conference, July 16, 2015
-Author, “BSEE Enforcement of SEMS Regulations,” American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee Newsletter, April 2014, Vol. 15, No. 1
-Contributing Author, “Addresing Oil Field Legacy Sites:  Using Stochastic Cost Estimating Techniques to Evaluate Potential Financial Risk,” Presented at Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference, Gulf Coast 2012, Texas Association of Environmental Professionals, October 11, 2012
-Presenter (Invited), “BSEE Enforcement of SEMS Regulations,” Professional Landman’s Association of New Orleans Executive Night CLE, February 2012

Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice

Louisiana – All State Courts
Colorado – All State Courts
Eastern, Middle and Western Louisiana United States District Courts
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

From 1996 to the present, Mike has been involved in many administrative environmental law matters, civil environmental and toxic tort cases and criminal environmental law cases representing a wide variety of industries.  His experience particularly emphasizes a high level of competence in the following areas:  Administrative Law (EPA, DOT, OSHA, BSEE, FWS, ACoE, LDEQ, LSP, TCEQ, TRRC); Environmental Law (air, water, wetlands, waste, used oil, groundwater, radiation, CERCLA, TSCA); Toxic Torts (soil and groundwater contamination, air releases, water releases, catastrophic failures, explosions, oilfield legacy); and Criminal Law (environmental crimes).

From 1978 to 1996, while working as a biologist and an environmental scientist, Mike served in a number of environmental management and environmental consulting positions and performed such services for a large number of companies in the chemical manufacturing, oil refining, electric generation, oil and gas, and hazardous waste management industries.