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Mark R. Ter Molen

Mark R. Ter Molen

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Responding to Mass Environmental Tort Litigation: A How-To

“… a ‘subject matter expert’ in environmental law claims, with interviewees valuing his ‘very practical’ approach and his ‘business mindset’ in litigation matters.”

Chambers USA 2018

Mark Ter Molen is a litigator and environmental lawyer with a particular emphasis on large environmental tort cases involving hundreds if not thousands of claimaints and complex environmental and general civil matters. For 30 years, Mark has represented clients in: complex federal and state trials and appeals, including putative class actions; complex environmental trials and appeals, including governmental enforcement as well as private party litigation; and environmental regulatory hearings and appeals conducted before state and federal agencies. He also provides general corporate counseling on environmental compliance issues and environmental concerns in the context of corporate transactions; supervises environmental remediations pursuant to various state and/or federal requirements; and conducts condemnation and property valuation actions.

Mark is the co-chair of Mayer Brown’s Environmental Litigation group, which was named as one of the “Environmental Litigation Groups of the Year” by Law 360. Mark is also the former chair of Mayer Brown’s mass tort litigation group. He has been listed among The Best Lawyers In America (2017-2019), in the fields of Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation for the third consecutive year, and in 2014, Mark was named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting, which identified just 330 lawyers nationwide as providing exceptional service, based on client interviews. Among other accolades, Mark has been selected repeatedly as a Leading Lawyer in Environmental Law and Toxic Tort Defense Law by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyers Network; as an Illinois "Super Lawyer;" and is listed in Chambers USA, “America's Leading Lawyers for Business” directory, the Legal 500 for litigation, and various other allegedly prestigious lawyer rating services. In 1996, Mark was honored with the Illinois State Bar Association’s John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award for outstanding pro bono work in the state for his work in reversing the conviction of a man on Illinois’ death row and subsequently establishing his actual innocence.

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