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Max E. Bridges

Associate

P 502-562-7248 F 502-589-0309

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

 

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Max Bridges is a member of the Firm's Natural Resources and Energy Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of state and federal laws involving air, water, waste, and endangered species, as well as mineral and energy law.

Max E. Bridges

Location

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Representative Matters

Mr. Bridges has experience counseling clients on environmental laws, assisting clients during enforcement issues, evaluating environmental due diligence investigations, especially Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Subsurface Investigations to manage environmental liability during transactions, and facilitating oil and gas transactions.

  • Merrick, et al v. Brown-Forman Corporation and Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. - Plaintiffs seek class certification for personal and real property damageandinjunctive relief for mold allegedly caused by defendants' whiskey warehouse operations. The putative class representatives assert causes of action for negligence, trespass, and nuisance.
    • Dow Chemical Company v. Anglers E. & C. Inc. - Represented a Potentially Responsible Party in this Superfund and Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act cost recovery action brought by other PRPs.
    • Reigle v. Strategic Materials, Inc., Trent Lee and Jean Lee, and Visteon Corporation – Represent plaintiffs in successful RCRA imminent and substantial endangerment citizen suit. 

    Professional Experience

    • Summer Clerk for the Southern Environmental Law Center, Atlanta, GA, 2013
    • Extern for the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet, Frankfort, KY, January-April, 2013
    • Prosecutorial Intern for the Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney, Lexington, KY, Summer 2012

    Education

    2014 - J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, CALI Award for Environmental Law; Order of the Coif, Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, Articles Editor; Reed Club Best Appellee Brief, Legal Writing Appellate Brief Competition; United States District Court Judicial Fellows Program

    2011 - B.S., summa cum laude, (Agricultural Biotechnology), University of Kentucky

    Presentations

    • "Environmental Update including the Stream Protection Rule, and what Constitutes Criminal Behavior Following the Don Blankenship Trial," 29th Annual Kentucky Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky (August 26, 2016)
    • "Real Estate and Environmental Issues Selected Statutes and Predevelopment Planning," Kentucky Chamber's 14th Annual Environmental Conference, Lexington, Kentucky (February 10, 2016).
    • "Recent Developments in 'Permit Shields' and the Intersection of Synthetic Minor and PSD Permitting," 18th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, Kentucky (August 27, 2015).
    • “Environmental Accidents and Emergencies – How to Prepare, React, and Respond,” Kentucky Chamber’s 13th Annual Environmental Conference, Lexington, Kentucky (February 2015).
    • “Environmental Accidents and Emergencies – How to Prepare, React, and Respond,” 8th Annual Kentucky Excel Environmental Update, Frankfort, Kentucky (October 2014).

    Publications

    Professional Activities and Memberships

    • Louisville Bar Association
    • Fayette County Bar Association
    • Rotaract Club, Lexington, KY
    • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
    • Greater Louisville Inc. Environment & Energy Committee
    • Boy Scouts of America

    Admissions

    • Kentucky
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

    Interests

    • Golf, cycling, camping, fly fishing, hiking, Eagle Scout Award (2005).

    Representative Matters

    Mr. Bridges has experience counseling clients on environmental laws, assisting clients during enforcement issues, evaluating environmental due diligence investigations, especially Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Subsurface Investigations to manage environmental liability during transactions, and facilitating oil and gas transactions.

    • Merrick, et al v. Brown-Forman Corporation and Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. - Plaintiffs seek class certification for personal and real property damageandinjunctive relief for mold allegedly caused by defendants' whiskey warehouse operations. The putative class representatives assert causes of action for negligence, trespass, and nuisance.
      • Dow Chemical Company v. Anglers E. & C. Inc. - Represented a Potentially Responsible Party in this Superfund and Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act cost recovery action brought by other PRPs.
      • Reigle v. Strategic Materials, Inc., Trent Lee and Jean Lee, and Visteon Corporation – Represent plaintiffs in successful RCRA imminent and substantial endangerment citizen suit. 

      Professional Experience

      • Summer Clerk for the Southern Environmental Law Center, Atlanta, GA, 2013
      • Extern for the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet, Frankfort, KY, January-April, 2013
      • Prosecutorial Intern for the Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney, Lexington, KY, Summer 2012

      Education

      2014 - J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, CALI Award for Environmental Law; Order of the Coif, Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, Articles Editor; Reed Club Best Appellee Brief, Legal Writing Appellate Brief Competition; United States District Court Judicial Fellows Program

      2011 - B.S., summa cum laude, (Agricultural Biotechnology), University of Kentucky

      Presentations

      • "Environmental Update including the Stream Protection Rule, and what Constitutes Criminal Behavior Following the Don Blankenship Trial," 29th Annual Kentucky Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky (August 26, 2016)
      • "Real Estate and Environmental Issues Selected Statutes and Predevelopment Planning," Kentucky Chamber's 14th Annual Environmental Conference, Lexington, Kentucky (February 10, 2016).
      • "Recent Developments in 'Permit Shields' and the Intersection of Synthetic Minor and PSD Permitting," 18th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, Kentucky (August 27, 2015).
      • “Environmental Accidents and Emergencies – How to Prepare, React, and Respond,” Kentucky Chamber’s 13th Annual Environmental Conference, Lexington, Kentucky (February 2015).
      • “Environmental Accidents and Emergencies – How to Prepare, React, and Respond,” 8th Annual Kentucky Excel Environmental Update, Frankfort, Kentucky (October 2014).

      Publications

      Professional Activities and Memberships

      • Louisville Bar Association
      • Fayette County Bar Association
      • Rotaract Club, Lexington, KY
      • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
      • Greater Louisville Inc. Environment & Energy Committee
      • Boy Scouts of America

      Admissions

      • Kentucky
      • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
      • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

      Interests

      • Golf, cycling, camping, fly fishing, hiking, Eagle Scout Award (2005).
      Max E. Bridges