Environmental Claims Consulting

Since 1997, Johnson Wright has supported law firms and major insurance companies in evaluating and resolving thousands of environmental insurance claims. Our expertise has includes litigation support, mediation presentations, arbitration testimony and expert witness testimony. From background investigations and cost audits to state-of-the-art future cost models, our proven strategies, technologies and personnel have helped resolve numerous environmental insurance claims successfully. Johnson Wright has pioneered and led the industry in the evaluation and documentation of Reasonable and Necessary costs, based on objective, reproducible methods and standards.

We have developed a thorough understanding of our clients’ requirements for liability and damages claims, cost allocation and recovery, and litigation support. Our clients depend on us to organize and synthesize extensive technical, financial and regulatory documentation, and to deliver clear, well-formed answers regarding complex, technical and financial issues.

Johnson Wright has expertise in claims analysis from nearly every industry in nearly every state in the country.

Our expertise in environmental claims range from general liability and pollution liability policies to finite risk policies arising from industries and issues such as:

  • Mining industry (coal, uranium, phosphate, lead, silver and mercury) MGPs, Utility and Power Industry
  • Oil Refineries, Pipelines, Bulk Terminals and Service Stations
  • Emerging contaminants (perchlorate, MTBE, nitrates)
  • Drycleaner Sites
  • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Agricultural Sites
  • Harbors and Rivers
  • Natural Resource Damages


  • Nature and timing of environmental releases
  • Contaminant source identification and release history
  • Corporate technical and financial personnel interviews
  • Segregation of business operations from environmental cleanup activities
  • Historic manufacturing operations, waste handling practices and regulatory requirements
  • Audit of costs for reasonableness and necessity
  • Segregation of investigation and remediation costs
  • Claim database development, management, and reporting
  • Timing of environmental costs and payments
  • Future cost projections and present value analysis