Curt Marshall practices environmental litigation. He serves as counsel for states and territories in litigation related to contamination and natural resource damages from Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), focusing especially on industrial discharge sites across the country.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Curt spent more than 20 years advocating on behalf of public water suppliers, municipalities, residents and businesses to recover costs of remediating and treating environmental pollution, particularly groundwater contamination involving the gasoline constituent MTBE, chlorinated solvents (TCE and PCE), solvent stabilizers (1,4 dioxane) and PFAS.
In addition to his depth of experience in all aspects of litigation, from pleadings through discovery, trials and appeals, Curt has also been integrally involved in major environmental litigations throughout his career. These include litigations spawned from major environmental disasters that have resulted in significant settlements on behalf of victims of pollution: the oil spill by the oil rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010; the coal ash spill from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee in 2008; contamination of groundwater in multiple jurisdictions from the gasoline constituent MTBE; and nuisance odors emanating from a subsurface chemical fire at a landfill in northeastern Ohio.
In addition, Curt has extensive experience in mass torts, toxic torts, consumer protection and products liability litigation. In the consumer protection arena, Curt pioneered Y2K consumer class action litigation on behalf of businesses and individuals that achieved a $110 million settlement. He recently served on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in In re Wells Fargo Collateral Protection Insurance Litigation that resulted in a $386 million settlement. In products liability matters, Curt has represented Fortune 500 companies and other companies.