McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Richard “Rick” A. Curry focuses his practice on environmental regulatory matters as well as commercial litigation that often contains an environmental component. Rick represents clients in trial and appellate courts in litigation involving oil and gas contracts, toxic torts, Superfund issues, and a wide variety of other disputes. In addition, he advocates for companies in environmental permitting and enforcement actions before state regulatory authorities.
Over the last decade. Rick has handled a great deal of environmental-related legacy law suits, which are unique to Louisiana. In these cases, in which oil and gas companies have drilled and managed wells for years, landowners file claims over historical damage to the property and groundwater after the companies shut down operations. Some of the cases are massive, involving dozens of oil and gas enterprises. Rick foresees a potential new generation of this type of litigation, which will likely involve fracking activities.
In a series of complex cases, Rick represented the State of Louisiana, which sued several big oil companies in the wake of allegations involving a reimbursement fund. He enjoyed the collegiality of that experience, where both sides were working towards resolution and closure.
Rick cultivates and maintains an extensive network of relationships within both the public and private sectors across Louisiana and the Southeast, which enhances his ability to serve clients and assist his colleagues.