For more than a decade, Allison McAdam has been representing clients on environmental contamination and insurance coverage matters. Specifically, Allison focuses on environmental and insurance coverage cases for businesses, including oil producers and refiners, industrial and retail dry cleaners, recyclers, paper, foundry and fireworks manufacturers, automotive manufacturers, and other industrial businesses. Allison also represents owners of contaminated properties and has experience litigating liability for many chemicals of concern, including volatile organic compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons, perchlorate, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), and lead. She has worked closely with environmental consultants, state and local regulatory agencies, and insurers to facilitate investigation and cleanup of impacted properties.
With regard to insurance coverage, Allison helps her clients obtain insurance coverage including navigating potential underlying claims alleging product liability and environmental damage and has succeeded in pursuing declaratory relief, breach of contract and bad faith actions on behalf of clients seeking to establish coverage for a variety of liabilities.
Allison is an active member of the East Bay Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the Industrial Association of Contra Costa County and the Bar Association of San Francisco.