Steven Hoch assists industrial, commercial, public utilities, and others in the context of litigation, enforcement actions, water supply and wastewater disposal permitting, regulatory proceedings, public policy formation, and advice. He also assists manufacturers, retailers, and property owners relating to claims of toxic exposures. Most notably, he was counsel of PG&E in the case made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich.
Steven’s goal in his practice is to assist all clients to find cost-effective solutions to their issues by using a common-sense approach to explore prompt resolution of concerns and provide economically sensible results. When that is not possible, Steven is well prepared to take the actions necessary to protect his clients’ interests.
He has published many articles on a wide variety of environmental subjects and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on hazardous waste, environmental regulation, groundwater modeling, products liability, toxic torts, and other environmental matters.
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
Planning Committee, ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 2018 Environmental Seminar
Planning Committee, 2018 Remediation Summit
Association of California Water Agencies: Water Quality Committee; Water Quality and Groundwater Hydraulic Fracking Workgroup; Hexavalent Chromium Workgroup
American Water Works Association
Groundwater Resources Association
State Bar of California Association Environmental Law Section
American Bar Association: Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; Section of Litigation; Annual Water Law Conference Organizing Committee: 2008-2014
Century City Bar Association: Secretary (2012-2013), Treasurer (2011-2012)
State Bar Licenses
- Author, “What the California Environmental Quality Act Means for Cannabis Operators in the Golden State,” March 22, 2022
- Author, “RCRA Liability: A Possibility When Drinking Water Is Delivered,” November 5, 2021
- Author, “The answer to what are ‘Waters of the United States’ in play,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 13, 2021
- Speaker, “What Every Fiduciary Should Know About Environmental Problems,” 26th Annual Professional Fiduciary Association of California Educational Conference, August 27, 2021