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Linda Crook Martin
Linda Crook Martin

Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson LLP

Two West 2nd Street
Tulsa, OK 74103-3117

Linda Martin is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer in environmental cases, regularly working with state and federal regulatory agencies to assist clients, including municipalities, in finding environmentally sound, cost effective remedies to alleged violations of environmental laws. She has negotiated with the EPA on behalf of numerous clients facing suit or threat of suit. Linda has more than 30 years experience in environmental litigation and regulatory matters, including cases involving alleged water discharge violations, hazardous waste, groundwater contamination, water quality standards and discharge permit limits, Superfund unilateral cleanup orders, Superfund de minimis settlements and issues involving other environmental laws. In addition, Linda assists many firm corporate clients in corporate transactions, including real estate and asset acquisitions, advising on critical environmental matters and potential liabilities prior to and after acquisitions. She has expertise in Brownfields procedures and regularly advises clients how to best protect themselves from environmental liabilities when purchasing contaminated or potentially contaminated properties. Linda zealously represents clients in the most cost-effective manner possible while maintaining the high quality of legal representation firm clients have come to expect. She regularly receives recognition from her peers for her environmental law expertise. Linda is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education in Oklahoma.

Work Phone:
918.591.5307
Website:
www.dsda.com

EPA Region:
6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX)
Regent status:
active
Year of induction:
2008
Degrees:
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1980 B.A., Sociology, University of Tennessee, 1972
Admissions:
Oklahoma, 1980 Arkansas, 2005
Court Admissions:
United States Supreme Court, 2000 United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, 1985 United States Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 2000 Supreme Court Oklahoma, 1980 United States District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1981 United States District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1988 United States District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2012 United States District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1999 United States District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1999
Professional Societies and Organizations:
American College of Environmental Lawyers Fellow, 2008-2014 Chair, Membership Committee 2012-2014 Board of Regents, 2009-2012 and 2020-Present American Bar Association, Section on Natural Resources, Energy & Environment Oklahoma State Mining Commission, Appointed by Governor of Oklahoma, 2000-2004 Chambers USA Leading Lawyer for Energy and Natural Resources Environment Band 1, 2011-2020 Best Lawyers, Tulsa, Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, 2005-2021 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Tulsa, Environmental Law, 2013-2017 Super Lawyers, 2006-2020 Top 25 Women Attorneys for the State of Oklahoma Super Lawyers, 2010-2019 Top 50 Attorneys for the State of Oklahoma Super Lawyers, 2012-2014, 2019 Oklahoma Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Founding Member, 1992-2014 Oklahoma Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Women in Law Conference, 1996-1997 Oklahoma Bar Association, Women in Law-Mona Salyers Lambird Award, 2003 Tulsa County Bar Association Outstanding Senior Lawyer, 2007 Tulsa County Bar Association Trailblazer for Women in Law, 2002 Tulsa Women Lawyers Association, Founding Member, 1985 Tulsa Women Lawyers Association, President, 1986 Tulsa Lawyers for Children, 2012-2014
Other Environmental Career Experience:
*Represented private real estate development company in EPA and Corps of Engineers penalty action based upon allegations of wetlands disturbance *Represented environmental engineering company in litigation regarding remediation of a radioactive waste pit *Represented a manufacturing company in defending a lawsuit by neighboring landowner alleging TCE contamination emanating from property *Represented Fortune 500 companies in Hardage Superfund Site negotiating multimillion dollar de minimis buyout with EPA on behalf of the de minimis PRP group *Guided several companies and individuals through the Brownfields process in Oklahoma *Acted as an administrative law judge on one case at the request of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality *Represented a municipality in an EPA action based upon large fish kill from wastewater treatment plant *Represented several municipalities in litigation with Rural Water Districts focused on 1926(b) competition protection of territory claimed by the Rural Water Districts *Represented municipalities and public entities in disputes with state agencies and EPA over water discharge permit limits and TMDL studies *Represented a public utility company in environmental matters unique to public utilities, including fly ash, air quality, PCBs, water discharge permits and other issues *Represented railroad company in cleanup of a spill from train derailment *Represented individual in litigation by railroad company for cross contamination of railroad yard
Citations of Major Published Cases:
BNSF Railway v. Grant, 505 F3rd 1013 (10th Cir.2007)

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