1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, Ste 200
tel/fax (202) 355-9452



Lawrence J. Joseph



Lawrence J. Joseph, Esq.
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel/Fax: 202-355-9452

Practice Areas

Air Quality under the Clean Air Act & State Laws

Water Quality under the Clean Water Act & State Laws

Environmental Review under NEPA & other State/Federal Laws

Chemical Regulation under TSCA, EPCRA & State Laws

Pesticide Regulation under FIFRA & State Laws

APA Rulemakings, Hearings & Litigation

Larry Joseph formed his firm in July 2003 to undertake several pro bono matters that he could not undertake with his prior firm. As an independent, Mr. Joseph has worked primarily on Clean Air Act preemption, rulemaking litigation, and the Data Quality Act. Since 1991, he has represented the chemical, petroleum, railroad, automotive, and construction industries in environmental counseling and administrative litigation, with an emphasis on:

·   Clean Air Act and associated state and regional laws;

·   Administrative Procedure Act challenges to agency rules;

·   Toxic Substances Control Act; and

·   Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

He has represented domestic and international corporations in a variety of industries, as well as individuals, governments, and trade associations in most environmental contexts, including:

·   Appellate and district-court challenges to agency rulemakings;

·   Agency and citizen enforcement of NSR/PSD, NSPS, NESHAP, NPDES, POTW, TSCA, FIFRA, OSHA, and SARA Title III regulations;

·   Preparation of facility banking/permitting applications under NSR/PSD, Title V, and solid waste regulations;

·   Project siting and approval under NEPA, related federal/state laws, and transportation/general conformity;

·   Approval of air quality implementation plans and redesignation of Clean Air Act nonattainment areas; and

·   Data Quality challenges to agency information.

Before forming his firm, Mr. Joseph practiced with McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP in Washington, DC, and Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, L.L.P., and Morrison & Foerster, L.L.P in San Francisco.

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S Courts of Appeal for D.C., 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits (e-filing privileges in 7th and 8th Circuits)

U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of CA, and the Western Districts of PA and MI


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1991

B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 1984

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