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Marc Bryson concentrates his practice in environmental law and is the leader of Steptoe & Johnson's Environmental Team. He regularly advises industrial, chemical, municipal, coal and oil and gas clients on matters involving permitting and regulatory requirements for water and wastewater, stormwater, hazardous waste, air emissions and other environmental and regulatory matters. He has appeared before a wide range of administrative boards, state and federal courts and represented clients in state and federal environmental enforcement actions. He has expertise in RCRA citizen suits, Clean Water Act citizen suits, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Lead and Copper Rule, third party permit challenges, NPDES permit appeals, and other environmental proceedings before state and federal agencies.

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law (2022-Present)
American Bar Association
West Virginia Bar Association
Super Lawyers® West Virginia Rising Star in Environmental Law, 2015, 2016
Leadership West Virginia 2012
Topics Editor, Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law

Key Experience

Represented a mid-size drinking water utility in Federal and State enforcement proceedings related to lead in drinking water
Represented international pulp & paper company in RCRA citizen suit and multi-state environmental enforcement action
Represented numerous industrial and municipal clients before state administrative boards including the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, the West Virginia Air Quality Board, the West Virginia Shallow Gas Well Review Board, and the West Virginia Coalbed Methane Review Board

Work Experience

2007 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC