Bradley is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its Environmental Practice Group with the addition of William S. (“Buddy”) Cox III as a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office.
With more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Cox represents clients in both environmental regulatory compliance and corporate advice matters and in environmental and toxic tort litigation.
“We are pleased to welcome Buddy to our excellent team of lawyers who serve our clients’ regulatory, transactional and litigation needs involving diverse environmental matters,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “Buddy brings additional strength and depth of experience to our group that focuses on key environmental issues and shifting regulations and enforcement priorities that affect our clients.”
Mr. Cox advises a variety of clients on matters that include property damage and personal injury lawsuits, administrative claims from state and federal regulatory agencies, disputes involving clean-up costs at remediation sites under the Superfund Act or CERCLA, and natural resources damages claims. He helps companies and individuals navigate the complex environmental laws and regulations that govern chemical manufacturing, wood treatment, hazardous or solid waste disposal facilities, and brownfield redevelopment.
Mr. Cox has worked on behalf of the state of Alabama in a long-running dispute over water resources with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, he has assisted companies in responding to environmental enforcement actions, claims and litigation by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, and numerous state environmental agencies under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Oil Pollution Act, and TSCA.
Mr. Cox most recently was a partner at Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC in Birmingham. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.