Awards & Rankings 08.15.19
Impressive Showing Includes Six “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions
An outstanding litigator ... has the organizational skills necessary to manage large cases.
Christopher McNevin leads Pillsbury’s Environmental Litigation team. He has twice been recognized by Best Lawyers (published by BL Rankings LLC) as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Natural Resources Law (2012, 2016, 2020).
Chris has extensive experience handling environmental litigation in federal and state court and agency tribunals, as well as investigations, remediation actions and regulatory compliance matters. He advises on water rights, climate change matters, soil, groundwater and sediment contamination, and air and water quality issues. Chris has successfully handled variance petitions, mandamus, CERCLA and real property contamination cases and NOVs, as well as spearheaded precedent-setting litigation involving transborder pollution claims.
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1983
B.S., Biology, University of Miami, 1979
summa cum laude
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of California