About William J. Dubanevich

Professional Experience

Mr. Dubanevich has devoted his career to the protection and advancement of the rights of workers, consumers and the environment.
William J. DubanevichMr. Dubanevich works to protect, advance and fight for the rights of workers, consumers and the environment. Before obtaining his law degree and Certificate in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law, Mr. Dubanevich was the Director of Safety and Health for the New York State Building and Construction Trades’ Council, AFL-CIO he developed occupational safety and health programs for over 310,000 unionized workers. He later became the Director of the Hudson Valley regional Office for the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) providing safety and health training and education to workers and developing Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) compliance programs. As President of Hudson Environmental Services and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Qualified Instructor Mr. Dubanevich performed environmental and workplace hazard assessments and developed compliance programs for general and construction industries.

Mr. Dubanevich attended Pace University School of Law’s rigorous Environmental Law Program rated as one of the best environmental law programs in the United States where he obtained his Jurist Doctorate and Certificate in Environmental Law and earned The Henry M. Feldschuh Environmental Law Award, The White Plains Bar Association Outstanding Clinical Award and Pace University School of Law Excellence in Clinical Education Award.

Mr. Dubanevich headed up of two of New York’s largest plaintiffs’ law firms’ environmental litigation departments and is currently co-counsel for the law Firm of Parker Waichman, LLC where he handles the firm’s environmental contamination and toxic tort litigations. Mr. Dubanevich has represented municipal water districts and private individuals throughout New York, New England and Florida in ground water contamination cases related to the release of petroleum products containing the additive Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (“MTBE”), creosote, arsenic and other hazardous chemicals. He has facilitated the recovery of tens of millions of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs damaged by environmental contamination.

Attorney Dubanevich is most proud to have represented WTC rescue and recovery workers in the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) where he obtained tens of millions of dollars for thousands who suffer from serious illness due to toxic exposure. After the VCF closed he continued to fight for WTC Heroes in the WTC Litigation and he currently represents WTC Heroes in the 911/Zadroga Act Compensation Fund.

Mr. Dubanevich also represents individuals who suffer from catastrophic personal injury due to the negligence of others and represents construction workers, firefighters, police officers and others who sustain serious injuries and illnesses from catastrophic accidents and toxic substance exposures.

Publications

  • Boston, Madden, and Dubanevich, Law of Environmental and Toxic Torts: Cases Materials, and Problems, Teacher’s Manual, (2d Ed. West 2002),
  • Presentations Hydrofracking: The Explosive Issue of Natural Gas Drilling, Center for Environmental Legal Studies and Center for Continuing Legal Education, Pace University School of Law, April 14, 2011.
  • How to Approach the Gas Drilling/Fracking Case, American Association For Justice, Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, July 20, 2013.

Awards and Honors

  • The Henry M. Feldschuh Environmental Law Award
  • The White Plains Bar Association Outstanding Clinical Award
  • Pace University School of Law Excellence in Clinical Education Award
  • Toxic Victims Access to Justice Coalition Service Award
  • Super Lawyer - Environmental Law 2013, 2014, 2015
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