Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP
Neil Witkes is a partner with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP. He has a wide range of civil and administrative environmental litigation experience, including class actions, toxic tort claims, insurance coverage suits, defense of agency enforcement actions, citizen suits, challenges to agency action, contract claims, and cost recovery actions. He has represented industrial and commercial entities, as well as real estate developers and closely-held companies, in a variety of environmental litigation matters.
Neil has served as lead counsel in the defense of numerous toxic tort claims arising from alleged exposures to hazardous substances emitted into the ambient air from manufacturing activities and from the release of hazardous substances into drinking water supplies. Neil has also served as lead counsel in the prosecution of claims under environmental insurance policies to recover costs incurred to remediate environmental contamination. In addition, Neil has served as lead counsel in the defense of numerous environmental class actions, in a variety of environmental cases, including the defense of citizen suits, suits seeking natural resource damages, cost recovery actions, commercial disputes, and in numerous administrative appeals before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board.