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Liza Boswell


Liza Boswell is a trial lawyer with twenty-eight years of experience in environmental law.  She has prosecuted and defended environmentally related cases, including participating in the successful defense of one of the earliest power line/cancer cases to be tried to verdict in the United States, and the successful defense of fatality cases under the Mine Safety & Health Act.  She advises and defends clients on a variety of environmental issues, such as liabilities and insurance, cleanup responsibilities, hazardous substance storage and releases, toxic mold problems, and underground storage tank regulations.  She has represented dozens of plaintiffs and defendants in complex, multi-party Superfund cost recovery cases.  She also counsels corporate and real estate clients on environmental aspects of transactions.  Her practice has not been limited to environmental law; she has served as products liability and national litigation counsel for the largest battery manufacturer in the United States, and she routinely litigates quiet title actions and suits involving all manner of real property disputes. 


An active leader in the environmental law community, Ms. Boswell has served as vice chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Committee on Environmental Crimes and Enforcement.  She is a member of the Environmental Law Section and the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.  She is a past president of the Environmental and Toxic Tort Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.  Ms. Boswell has authored or served as a contributing editor for the Georgia Environmental Law Handbook, Georgia Environmental Law Special Reports, and articles on such subjects as Georgia surface water law, hazardous substance release reporting requirements, and evidentiary admissibility issues under Daubert and its state law counterparts.


Ms. Boswell holds a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College, from which she was graduated magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  She received her juris doctorate with high honors from the Emory University School of Law, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif and served as Notes and Comments Editor for the Emory Law Journal.





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