Bond Attorneys Recognized As Top Rated In Energy, Environmental, & Natural Resources

February 20, 2013

(Syracuse, NY): Bond is pleased to announce that Virginia C. Robbins and Thomas R. Smith, Members (Partners) in the firm's Syracuse office, will be recognized as "2013 Top Rated Lawyers" in Energy, Environmental, & Natural Resources’ by The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine, based on their AV® Preeminent™ peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Virginia C. Robbins is an Environmental and Energy attorney and Chair of the firm's Environmental and Energy Practice Group. She is experienced in advising both public and private sector clients on state and federal regulatory compliance issues, particularly in the areas of air and water pollution control and solid and hazardous waste management. Ms. Robbins has developed experience in the requirements of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. She advises owners of solid waste management facilities, many of which include landfill gas-to-energy plants, and has counseled clients involved in electric power generation and development projects and wind energy projects.

Ms. Robbins is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, (Best Lawyers' 2013 Syracuse Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year), 2012 Chambers & Partners, USA, Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated and New York Super Lawyers 2012®. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and Middlebury College.

Thomas R. Smith is a trial attorney with experience in the defense of claims asserted by federal and state governmental agencies for cleanup costs, injunctive relief, natural resource damages, and penalties based upon CERCLA, state statutes and common law, including the negotiation of consent orders relating to hazardous waste sites. He also has experience in the defense of toxic tort lawsuits, and suits based on RCRA, the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act.

Mr. Smith is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated and New York Super Lawyers 2012®. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Stanford University School of Law.