Attorney William (Bill) J. Dubanevich
Mr. Dubanevich has devoted his career to protecting and advancing the rights of workers, consumers and the environment.
Mr. Dubanevich represents individuals who were exposed to World Trade Center (WTC) toxins and dust, injured on the job, exposed to environmental pollution and cheated by corporate fraud. He has a long history of advocating for and advancing the rights of workers and consumers and protecting the environment. Before attending law school, he was the Director of Safety and Health for the New York State Building and Construction Trades’ Council for the AFL-CIO, where he developed occupational safety and health programs for affiliated unions. He later became the Director of the Hudson Valley regional Office for the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), where he provided safety and health training to workers and performed workplace environmental and safety audits. As President of Hudson Environmental Services he performed environmental and workplace hazard assessments and developed compliance programs for general and construction industries.r
Mr. Dubanevich attended Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Law Program, and was selected to participate in Pace’s prestigious Environmental Litigation Clinic. He obtained his Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Environmental Law and received 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.
Following law school, Mr. Dubanevich joined a law firm and represented first responders, construction workers and recovery workers who were suffering from pulmonary disease and other illnesses as a result of exposure to WTC dust and toxins. He successfully helped represent thousands of WTC heroes to the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) obtained significant compensation for his clients. After the first VCF closed in December 2003, he continued to fight for WTC Heroes in the WTC Litigation filed in federal court and currently represents WTC Heroes in the 9-11/Zadroga Act Compensation Fund.
Mr. Dubanevich was head of the environmental litigation departments for two large law firms in New York. He is currently co-counsel to the law Firm of Parker Waichman, LLC where he handles the firm’s environmental contamination and toxic exposure cases. Mr. Dubanevich has represented municipal water districts and private individuals throughout New York, New England, and Florida in litigation over ground water contaminated with Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (“MTBE”), creosote, arsenic and other hazardous chemicals. He facilitated the recovery of tens of millions of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs damaged by environmental contamination. Mr. Dubanevich also represented individuals who suffered from catastrophic personal injury due to the negligence of others and represents construction workers, firefighters, police officers and others who suffer from work related injuries and illnesses from toxic substance exposure.
- Boston, Madden, and Dubanevich, Law of Environmental and Toxic Torts: Cases Materials, and Problems, Teacher’s Manual, (2d Ed. West 2002),
- Researched and edited LAW OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND TOXIC TORTS: CASES, MATERIALS, AND PROBLEMS, (2d ed. 2001) and THE ENDURING PARADOX OF PRODUCTS LIABILITY LAW RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION PHARMACEUTICALS, 21 PACEELR 313 (2001).
- 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, 2016, 2017
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
- New York City Bar Association
- New York County Lawyer’s Association, Chair Environmental Law Committee
- Westchester County Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee
- New York County Lawyers Association, Chair, Environmental Law Committee
- New York State Judicial Training Institute, Environmental Crimes Program Steering Committee Member
- New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
- Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary
- 911/Zadroga Compensation Fund
- Sept. 11th Victims Compensation Fund
- Franklin Balbuena v. NYSE et al.
- Berish et al. v. SEPCO et al.
- Manning et al. v. WPX et al.
- Otis et al. v. Chesapeake et al.
- Bidlack et al v. Chesapeake et al.
- Bolton et al. v. Koppers et al.
- A.O.A. et al. v. Doe Run Resources Corporation et al.
- In Re Camp LeJeune, North Carolina Water Contamination Litigation
- In Re: World Trade Center Site Litigation, SDNY, MC 100,
- In Re: World Trade Center Site Litigation, SDNY, MC 102
- In Re: World Trade Center Site Litigation, SDNY, MC 103
- In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (“MTBE”) Products Liability Litigation, SDNY, MDL-1358
- In Re: Nassau County Consolidated MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) Products Liability Litigation
- Carle Place Water District v. AGIP Inc., et al.
- Incorporated Village of Mineola, et al. v. AGIP Inc., et al.
- Town of East Hampton v. AGIP Inc., et al.
- Westbury Water District v. AGIP Inc., et al.
- Town of South Hampton, et al. v. AGIP Inc., et al.
- Village of Hempstead v. AGIP Inc. et al.
- West Hempstead Water District v. AGIP Inc., et al.
- West Hempstead Water District v. Merit Oil, et al
- City of Glen Cove Water District v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- City of Greenlawn Water District v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- Garden City Park Water District v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- Manhasset-Lakeville Water District v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- Oyster Bay Water District v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- Plainview Water District v. Amerada Hess Corp., et al.
- Riverhead Water District v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- South Huntington Water District v. AGIP
- Town of Huntington/Dix Hills Water District v. Amerada Hess Corp.
- South Farmingdale v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- Aqua NY of Sea Cliff v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- Hampton Bays v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- Bethpage Water District v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- The City of Crystal River v. Amerada Hess Corp., et al.
- City of Inverness Water District v. Amerada Hess Corp., et al.
- Homosassa Water District v. Amerada Hess Corp., et al.
- Theodore Garille, Exec. Dir. for the Pascoag Utility. Dist. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al.
- Craig Waltz, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al.
- Janice St. Ours et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al.
- Tampa Bay Water Authority v. Amerada Hess Corporation et al
- Craig Waltz, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp.
- Janice Kaplan, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp.
- Greenpoint Residents v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al.
- Roman Catholic Church of Christ the King v. Exxon Mobil, et al.
- Gladys Marshall, et al., v. CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.
- Mangan et al. v. Landmark LLC
- Boggs v. Landmark LLC