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Erik S. Mroz is a Partner at DSV and practices in the areas of Environmental Law, Regulatory Matters, Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith, and Litigation. Erik received his B.S. from Ball State University and J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  He is licensed to practice law in Indiana, Illinois, California and Federal Courts.

Mr. Mroz represents individuals, businesses and government entities in multi-party environmental, toxic tort and environmental insurance litigation in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and through alternative dispute resolution.  Mr. Mroz has significant experience in cases involving PCBs, chlorinated solvents, hazardous metals, petroleum constituents and emerging contaminants, including perchlorate.

Mr. Mroz’s experience in environmental law spans the full-spectrum of state and federal statutes and regulations.  He has represented individuals and small “mom and pop” businesses as well as large multinational corporations and public entities embroiled in litigation over site cleanups as well as environmental compliance.  Mr. Mroz has worked with property developers, private landowners, and municipalities in connection with the re-development of contaminated properties, or brownfields.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Mroz worked for a national environmental consulting group.  Mr. Mroz’s experience as an environmental consultant provides him with a scientific background and understanding of the practical issues involved with implementing site investigation and remedial plans. He has also been named by Super Lawyers as an Indiana Rising Star in the practice area of Environmental Law for 2017 and 2018.

United States v. Goodrich Corporation, et al. (Federal Court) Appleton Papers, Inc., et al. v. George A. Whiting Paper Company, et al. (Federal Court) City of Rialto, et al. v. United States Department of Defense, et al. (Federal Court) City of Colton v. American Promotional Events, Inc. et al. (State Court) City of Colton v. American Promotional Events, Inc.-West, et al. (Federal Court) City of Riverside v. Black & Decker Inc., et al. (State Court) In Re: General NPDES Permit for the Public Displays of Fireworks (State Regulatory Agency) In Re: Perchlorate Contamination at a 160-Acre Parcel in the Rialto Area (State Regulatory Agency) James F. Wilson, et al. v. The Estate of Percy Symens, et al. (State Court) In Re: Groundwater Cases — JCCP No. 4135 (State Court), including Adler, et al. v. Southern California Water Company, et al.; Alexander, et al. v. Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Anderson, et Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Celi, et al. v. San Gabriel Valley Water Company, et al.; Boswell, et al., v. Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Criner, et al., v. San Gabriel Valley Water Company, et al.; Demciuc, et al., v. Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Dominguez, et al. v. Suburban Water Systems, et al.; Santamaria, et al. v. Suburban Water Systems, et al. In the Matter of the Rockets, Fireworks & Flares Superfund Site (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Goodrich Corporation v. State Water Resources Control Board (Consolidated State Mandamus Action) U-Haul of California, et al. v. Ross, et al. (Federal Court)

Presenter, “Developments in Federal and Indiana Environmental Law,” Indiana Engineering Law and Ethics, Indianapolis, IN, December 8, 2016.

Co-Presenter, “Environmental Issues Are More Than a Cost of Doing Business for C-Suite Executives,” webinar, August 5, 2015.

Co-Presenter, “Environmental Considerations for Construction Management,” Construction Management Association of America, Indianapolis, Indiana, August 19, 2014

Co-Author, “EPA’s Proposed E-Reporting Requirements for NPDES Permit Holders.” The Digester, Winter 2014: 21-23. Print.

Presenter “Brownfields Redevelopment”, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 20th Annual Conference, 2013